Post Tagged with: "Team Building"

Can an Agatha Christie adventure actually improve your skill set?

I published the first version of this blog back in 2016 as an homage to the Queen of Crime.   Now, I’m revisiting it with a 2021 eye by asking a slightly different question; can our team building activities actually improve your skill set?  More to the point, what’s that got to do with Agatha Christie? ...

5 surprisingly useful skills I think I’ve learned during the world of lockdown

As we’re finally emerging out of lockdown as we know it and look optimistically towards ‘normality’ it’s interesting to look back over the past 15 months.  Most of us have spent it flailing around trying to get to grips with the madness going on around us, some have actively set out to learn new skills, an...

Virtual or Live team building – which is the best choice for my team?

Virtual team building activities were the way forward in 2020. Thousands of us converted our live events to virtual so that we could still fulfill the ongoing need for team development, even though we couldn’t be there in person. But as we’re now (rather terrifyingly!) nearly halfway through 2021 and we can see a g...

6 key skills you need to create a robust team

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘team building’, and to some employees (and managers!) the words fill them with dread.  These activities have become synonymous with raft building, spaghetti tower construction and generally going on a bit of a ‘jolly’. Also, feeling slightly uncomfortable with each other while you...

How to turn role play into a positive experience

We’ve all experienced that inward groan when we have to participate in something we really don’t feel comfortable doing.  We can all agree that a common cause is hearing the dreaded words ‘and now we’re going to practice that through a spot of role play’. It seems that most people hate (or more likely, fear)...

How do I choose the most effective Team Building activity?

Perhaps you’re working with an ineffective team, morale is low, but you can’t quite pinpoint where the tensions lay and are therefore powerless to improve them. You might be aware of the issues within your team, and want to observe them remotely to assess the impact they are having on your business and come up with...

Why SMEs should continue the Christmas cheer into 2019

Blue Monday? Whether or not you believe in the formula behind the phenomenon of Blue Monday (a term apparently devised by a Dr Cliff Arnall, describing the most miserable day of the year), it’s clear to everyone that January is a bit of a depressing month, not least when we return to work after a potentially long bre...

Recruitment is a two-way street – how can you stand out?

Graduate Recruitment It’s that time of the year where many large businesses are in the process of searching for the cream of the graduate crop to join their team, with typical graduate schemes looking to run assessment days around March and April, following the rounds of initial applications post-summer results day. ...

A Murder to Die For

Did you get a set of pants for Christmas that you didn’t really want?  Not me! It’s no surprise that as we get older, we become increasingly difficult to buy presents for, and a great number of my friends and family are now buying an experience for their loved ones, rather than wasting money on some unwanted under...

Winner Winner!

Winning is very exciting (especially if, like me, you’re not hugely competitive and therefore it doesn’t happen very often).  It might be a game of Cluedo or the Egg & Spoon race at the school sports day, where your reward is simply the thrill of taking part and the simple pleasure of coming first with no thou...