Last week, 12 entrepreneurs gathered in Beijing to participate in the second session of the summer startup camp. Before starting the fall startup camp, let’s take a look at the course content this past weekend.
Green Startups always emphasize that entrepreneurship can’t be taught. Thus, we concentrate on interactions and case studies to stimulate thinking. The obstacles on the road to entrepreneurship can only be avoided if they are aware of it. Because of this, we designed two lessons that focus on self-awareness.
MBTI Personality Type Analysis
We often meet people who think differently and work differently than we do. “What do they mean?” “Are they going against me?” Mr. Wang Liyong uses MBTI analysis to allow our students to understand the different personality types. For example, people who are extroverted like to relax through social interactions, whereas introverts like to spend time on their own. Mr. Wang Liyong split the students into two groups to allow them to communicate their contrasting thought processes. By understanding how people function, we see that there is no right or wrong when it comes to handling situations. When we’re working in teams, we need to understand how differences can come from members’ varying personalities.
The Sandbox Game is an activity that is an extension upon the MBTI analysis. After learning about their own personality types, Mr. Sun Xiaoming led the students to understand how they communicate with other people in a team setting. Through placing different objects in the sandbox each round, Mr. Sun Xiaoming is able to see the students’ subconscious and conscious actions.
This weekend, we shared a case study with everyone. From team building to the conflict between team members to team members resigning, we analyze the meaning of “team role,” “team fit,” and “communication.” Through discussion, the students are able to understand the obstacles that the team within the case study faced.
We spent two afternoons showcasing the case study. Ms. Wang Xinhui constantly asked the students “why?” to guide the students to see the issues within the case study and most importantly, allow them to start thinking thoroughly.