Staff Resource Management
addresses the problems of human error and error capture in the work
environment, which translates perfectly in the sailing environment.
Sailing a yacht competently, confidently
and safely requires a crew with both a shared vision and a common
sense of purpose.
An efficient crew is one that is communicative,
coordinated and responsive to the action of the sea and weather
on their yacht.
The atmosphere of the new environment at
sea will find old habits put aside for a time, so that different
skills, strengths and perspectives will come to the fore.
The “crew” will need to work as a close-knit
unit, focusing on new ways of tackling tasks and planning to avoid
Shared vision, accelerates the learning process,
enhances communication and coordination skills, and highlights cooperative
Specific areas of concentration that are
combined within each exercise:
Adaptability and Flexibility
The ability to alter planned actions when new information
becomes available or an unexpected situation arises.
A combination of initiative, enthusiasm and courage to
be involved in the decision-making process with the ability to hold
a point of view unless convinced that other options are better.
It is imperative that both verbal and written information
is initiated and received and that pertinent feedback is provided
in an appropriate and timely manner. The ability to display attitude
and demeanor tacitly is also very important.
Decision Making (DM)
The ability to make logical and sound judgments based on
information available and to demonstrate the willingness to act
Without statement or reinforcement of position, one needs
to direct and coordinate the activities of subordinates and to encourage
them work together as a team.
Development of short term, long-term and contingency plans,
and to coordinate, allocate and monitor staff resources.
The degree to which someone's perception of his current
environment matches reality.
For more information on how Yachtpro can
help you get the best out of your people contact us.