361 Degrees, the leading Human Activations Company in Sri Lanka, has organised the ‘Tribal Challenge 2015’, a unique competition featuring a tribal-themed outdoor experiential learning program.
The competition celebrates the company’s momentous milestone of completing 1,000 training programs since its inception back in 2001 as Wild Drift. Additionally, this competition serves as one of several initiatives the company has mapped out to announce that Wild Drift, 361 Edge and 361 Interactive are now collectively known as ‘361 Degrees’.
Through this competition, the 10 winning teams of four members each will be provided the opportunity to take part in an all-expense-paid training program at an exotic location out of Colombo. The winning teams will be selected via radio and Facebook competitions that are currently being carried out while the Tribal Challenge 2015 experiential learning program is to be held on 31 October and 1 November. During the program, the 10 teams will have to face a host of different experiences, such as the Totem Blessing, Tribal War Dance, Diyabariya Challenge, Ball in the Blind Alley, Keep It Straight, Aim Game and Conquer the World.
Expressing his views on the Tribal Challenge 2015, 361 Degrees Chief Visionary Officer Rukmal De Silva stated, “For the past 14 years, Wild Drift has been leading the way in providing innovative experiential learning solutions tailor-made to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients. We provide participants with a robust, all-round experience which helps provide holistic solutions to a variety of HR-related issues companies face. The Tribal Challenge 2015 serves two purposes – firstly, it was conceptualised to celebrate the 1,000th training program of the company, and secondly, it is part of a series of activities that we’re carrying out to announce that Wild Drift will now be known as 361 Degrees.” He added that the change was necessary in order to give clients a more integrated and comprehensive training plan that better-catered to individual needs rather than being centred around the particular approach that was taken towards training previously.
Elaborating on the approach taken by 361 Degrees, de Silva stated, “Making employees happy and productive involves three crucial areas – competency, passion and congruence. Firstly, you get the issue of competency because if people do not have capabilities, they cannot fulfil their role and neither they nor their bosses will be happy. Then, there are instances where people who have the capabilities and competencies don’t fulfil their tasks because they are not passionate about what they do, the company, their role, or the culture. The third aspect is that if both competency and passion are present, it has to align with the different aspects of the organisation such as culture, processes, strategies, systems and policies. At 361 Degrees, we design and execute holistic solutions which cover all three areas.”
The year 2014 was another successful year for 361 Degrees as they completed an impressive 180 programs for over 60 clients. Among the many noteworthy initiatives was a training session for over 500 people with South African cricketing great Gary Kirsten, a two-day program for 6,000 people and a program that used theatre as a learning platform for leadership training.