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The Secret of Successful Events
Reed Employment made a survey of their clients and compiled a report called Motivating People at Work. This revealed that social events that were both organised and paid for by employers have risen by 31 percent. This included team building days for departments and fun days open to the whole company and their families. There is no doubt that this trend has continued over the course of this year with most event management companies reporting bumper years.
The increase in popularity of these events has risen as companies have become more concerned about the so called Work / Life Balance. Work is perceived more and more as a social activity. People spend the best part of the daytime element of their week at work and more people than ever before count their work colleagues within their main group of friends.
Dr Cliff Arnall of the University of Cardiff recently declared that Friday 24th June is the 'happiest day of the year'. The seasonal disorders specialist devised a formula which measures good mood using increased outdoor activity, high energy levels and more sunlight. The formula he devised was:-
O + (N x S) +Cpm/T + He
In this formula O stands for being outdoors, N is for nature, s for social interaction, Cpm for memories of childhood summers and general positive memories, T stands for temperature and He is for holidays and time off work.
Could this same equation explain the success of outdoor events and why managers are increasingly turning towards events to motivate and reward their workforce?
Find out more about outdoor events for companies at www.teambuilding.co.uk
James Coakes is Managing Director of Progressive Resources Ltd, a team building event organiser founded in 1989 that organised more than 500 events in 2004.
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You, Your Team, and Your Coach
The grand purpose of coaching is to help your managers, the people they manage, and your organization make the transition from where you are to where you want to be.Some points are so obvious it seems silly to even mention them but experience suggests that, just as common sense is not really so common, we can be blindly oblivious of what seems obvious.
The Magic and Mystery of Teams
As the world of manufacturing has become increasingly competitive, managers have diligently searched out new and innovative ways to increase productivity, multiply the power of every employee, and better utilize every resource in order to positively impact the bottom line.For more than a decade one of the most popular "Hot Trend" innovations has been the idea of "Team".
Marche, or How Teams Work.
On the trail in Northern Canada "Marche" was the word that translated as "Mush" and was used to drive the dog teams that once were the only source of power in the frozen North.What was not translated was the original meaning of the word "Marche" which was the French imperative, "Walk".
Building Teams -You see it everywhere
A college football team has it. A corporation has it.
Putting Your Expert Team Together
As a freelance writer myself, I know how important it is to have, and keep track of, experts to interview. Here are a few ideas on the topic: I always emphasize to clients and seminar participants how important it is to start and maintain a "Team 100" list -- people to support you in whatever you are doing.
Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams
TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat "which road should I take?" (Cheshire cat) "Where do you want to go?" (Alice) "I don't know" (Cheshire cat) well it doesn't matter which road you take.How do you tell a good leader? "By how many people will follow them into battle"What is Coaching?A discussion process between members of an organization aimed at exerting a positive influence in the motivation, performance and awareness of areas for improvement and development of another person to help them be as effective as possibleWhat is transformational Leaders!A literature search of over 200 books and articles confirmed that successful organisations had more innovative and productive teams and team members who were more loyal and committed.
Conflict Is Cool
Having experienced more than my fair share of conflict over the years, from street fighting to more sophisticated law cases, I have become an avid student of the subject of Conflict Resolution. My bookshelves are full of literature on the topic and the public library is thinking of charging me for overuse.
Characteristics of High Performance Teams
Abstract: Based on significant research, Entelechy has defined characteristics of effective teams.Entelechy reviewed over 50 studies on high performance teams and compiled a list of high performance team characteristics.
Motivate People with Feedback
Someone once said - "Feedback is the breakfast ofchampions." Personally, I think that pancakes, crispy baconand maple syrup are the breakfast of champions.
Yes, But What Are You Really Saying?
More and more I hear people misunderstanding what someone else has said to them, especially when it came through a memo or email. This can lead to a great deal of turmoil at work and affect morale.
A Team That Gleamed
Too many techies get a bad rap for lacking teamwork and communications skills. The stereotype is that while techies are great at what they are trained to do, they cannot parlay their knowledge onto others.
Checklist for High Performing Teams
Why do some teams perform well while others struggle? How can you assess how effectively your team is working now, and identify methods for improvement?Research shows that 85% of the reasons that teams of people succeed or struggle has more to do with interpersonal issues, than technical competence. But both are needed for effective teamwork.
Team Communication Critical To Success
I'm often asked, "Why is my team always fighting fires instead of preparing for changes?" Finding the answer may take some digging. Here are a few possibilities.
The Top Ten Methods to Create a Successful Work Team
Teams are often useful in situations where the task cannot be completed individually or if the task requires working interdependently. However, a successful team requires thought and planning.
The Stages Of Team Development
One of the greatest challenges a coaching manager has is in moving his or her team though the various team development stages. If a manager has no, or little experience of teams and team dynamics then taking over a team and then leading that team can be a very stressful experience.
Safety First - Five Reasons to Hold a Routine Safety Meeting
Workplace safety is important to all businesses for ethical, legal and financial reasons. Keeping employees safe from injury is the right thing to do, it also keeps a business away from civil litigation and can lower costly compensation claims.
Hand Out Warm Glows
Do you remember how you felt after your last interactionwith another person either on the phone or face to face?That person - it could have been a customer, a colleague, asalesperson, a friend or even a member of your family. Didthey make you feel good, uplifted and more positive, didthey leave you feeling neutral or did they make you feeldown and more negative.
Feedback - Confirming the Good News
The feedback I'm talking about here isn't some sort offormalised appraisal that takes place with your team membersevery month, or every six months or once a year. Thisfeedback happens continually and it happens when you see orhear something you want to give feedback on.
Building Your Dream Marketing Team
The Fantasy: Your marketing budget is packed to the brim with money to help build your dream marketing team. You hire nothing short of the best and life is good.
Building The Winning Team
Winning teams aren't created by accident. Rather, the team or project leader functions like a coach who recognizes special talents in people and, at the same time, gets them to work together toward a common goal.
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