MiL Walkabout is an exercise that is implemented mainly outdoors during approx. 4-5 hours, where reality (the terrain) meets the personally perceived reality of the participants (the map). This exercise is not physically challenging, but builds on the fact that everyone independently of the physical conditions can contribute to the group successfully solving their task.
MiL Walkabout is an exercise that creates awareness about how your own assumptions, interpretations and action tendencies affects the group dynamics and work results. It also gives an increased understanding of the weight of a joint vision and a functioning teamwork. The exercise is suitable for an introductory kick-off with strategy work for instance, before a development process or at a cooperation exercise for the team/management group.
I will never forget when I turn around and am about to say something to the others, thinking they are right behind me, and there is nobody there because I am so far ahead of them.
I also try to do this: being really clear and wait, even if it is hard for me. I have slowed down a little. I am not keeping a 100 metre pace anymore. Not a marathon pace either, but maybe as in a 1500 metre race.
Participant in MiL Walkabout