Post Tagged with: "Workplace Skills"

When making assumptions can be a good thing

Hands up who’s heard the saying; “when you assume, you make an ass out of u and me both”.  My first memory of hearing it was from the mouth of Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (I think) and I’ve therefore always thought of making assumptions having a negative connotation (and of course ...

When being under pressure is fun (and useful)

It seems that my close friends and family really do know me well when it comes to buying gifts.  I wrote last year about my amazing experience with ‘A Murder to Die For’, and this year my friends came up trumps with a surprise visit to Sherlock, the Game is Now. You may or may not know that I’ve recently develop...

Our Secret to Successful Engagement in Team Building

Murder Mystery? Understandably, most people I meet have only ever encountered the world of murder mystery in a party environment, sitting round a dinner table trying to fathom the complicated instructions from a box set through a haze of wine.  Therefore, it can be difficult to imagine how on earth the format can, for...

5 reasons why murder mysteries are an effective team building activity

How does team building help in a business context?  Specifically, why use murder mysteries as the basis of your team building?  Our slide share takes a look at 5 of the main reasons why. 5 Reasons why Murder Mysteries make an Effective Teambuilding Activity from Helen Saxton ...

6 Skills a Murder Mystery activity will boost

It’s not always clear to see what the benefits of Team Building can be, so here we’ve taken a look at just 6 of the key skills which can be boosted by a murder mystery team building event. New-Infographic-1 ...

The Art of Listening

I love reading, but lately it seems that sleep is the enemy to my hobby and I’m rarely able to get through a couple of pages before I succumb to it.  I’m still valiantly ploughing through a novel someone bought me for Christmas (a whodunit, of course) and I’m almost at the point of forgetting what the actual c...

Playing to your strengths

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun; what a great title for a documentary! Was this some new theory about his death, I thought?  (It was late and I’d had a long day, in my defence) but no, it turned out to be a fascinating programme presented by the wonderful Margaret Mountford about Harry Burton, the photographer ‘who...

What’s in a Name?

Now I’m not claiming to be the next Eddie Izzard (although that would be great, wouldn’t it?!) but one of the most important things affecting my well-being is the ability to laugh, and to make others laugh. We know all the scientific stuff about releasing feel-good chemicals, and we know without being told that i...

How can Agatha Christie help your workplace skills?

Valuable learning outcomes from team building – what’s that got to do with Agatha Christie?! I love quizzes, and whenever I get the chance to join in with one I always like to gather a trusted team together, whom we have named Agatha Quizteam – a tenuous link to the queen of crime herself but nonetheles...