24 August 2023

Feedback from SCYFCO

Eric Merilhou, CEO of TIBBLOC, tells us about his SCYFCO adventure.

Interview summary:

Eric Merilhou’s testimonial illustrates the quality of SCYFCO’s services. The training offered enables us to work on key skills such as self-confidence and confidence in others, reflection, mutual support, collective construction and the definition of positions and roles. These invaluable tools are useful for coping with unforeseen professional events and managing organizational change. That’s why SCYFCO is the partner of choice for developing team skills and contributing to business success.

Full interview :

Why choose SCYFCO? How did you hear about SCYFCO? What exactly are you looking for?

This is the third time I’ve worked with SCYFCO, the first being via an Executive MBA I did at ESSEC, during which we went to Coequidan for an extended weekend. The experience was incredible: group effect, iconic location, a truly exceptional performance. As part of my job, I wanted to share this experience with managers, so we organized a one-day training course near Chambéry, where we put together a customized program with the trainer. Today, I’m in charge of another company and I wanted to repeat the successful experience with SCYFCO, so we went to Quiberon for a 1.5-day event.

What were your fears on D-1? What about your employees?

No apprehension on my part, I knew what to expect even though the commando initiation part was unknown to me, but the theme and principle were there. As for my collaborators, they weren’t informed of the activity they were going to carry out, so this gave way to a lot of spontaneity and allowed them to let go very quickly.

What did you get out of the course? Your immediate assessment.

Once again, a wonderful experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. When you’re a civilian and take this type of training, you remember it forever. The results were very positive and the teams were delighted. My teams were impressed by what they were able to do, both individually and collectively. Some of the challenges required a bit of thought, but above all, they needed to help each other out and trust each other. We discover that together we can achieve what we never imagined we could alone. The construction of the bridge is a perfect example.

And today, with this hindsight, what tools do you use?

Today, everyone has this in the back of their mind, and it rises quickly and naturally to the surface in times of need, i.e. professional emergencies, unforeseen events or organizational changes, trust remains present. The definition of positions and roles for everyone in meetings or on projects was quickly tamed at TIBBLOC.

Many thanks to Eric Merilhou, TIBBLOC, Hilaire COURAU, Yannick Salinas.