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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 in the ca...

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Help solve the murder of Lord Elpus!

Poor old Lord Elpus is dead!  Here’s what we know so far: Lord Elpus is a wealthy wine merchant, who was due to attend a Wine Tasting session in a hotel last night.  When he failed to appear, staff forcibly entered his hotel room and discovered his body on the floor. The police are not sure how he died but the ...

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’ away from the office and feeling slightly uncomfortabl...

How to turn role play into a positive experience

We’ve all experienced that inward groan when we are told we have to participate in something we really don’t feel comfortable doing, and I think we can all agree that a common cause of this is hearing the dreaded words ‘and now we’re going to practice that through a spot of role play’. It seems that it’s al...

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...

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...

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...

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...