To Do Lists – Why Are Some Tasks More Difficult To Complete? April 24, 2013Posted by James Coakes in team building.
Tags: belbin, team building theory
One of the most popular personality profiling tools used in team building is Belbin. It differs from many other profiling tools because instead of looking at the more typical personality traits, such as introversion and extraversion, it looks at working styles.
Belbin acknowledges nine working styles. An example is Completer Finisher which is someone who, perhaps unsurprisingly, is good at completing and finishing a project. They are good a being methodical and detail. Someone who is strong in this trait may be less so in the more creative traits.
In Belbin people are not one thing or another but they have all of the traits to varying degrees. This means that few people would have no qualities at all in the various traits, they can muster those skills when they really need to, however some traits come more naturally than others. This explains why some things are easier than others to complete on a ‘to do’ list and why exactly what those things are differ from person to person.
Belbin can be very helpful in helping people to understand that if tasks which don’t match their work style are regularly appearing on their to do list it may be a source of stress. It can be better to delegate those tasks to someone with a different profile while taking on alternative tasks that are more suited. When a team is in a position to share this knowledge and reallocate tasks to the most appropriate team member they can move into a position of becoming highly effective while, at the same time, reducing day to day stress.
You can find out more about Belbin here, including information on the nine personality types:- Belbin Team Building Theory.
Team Building At Your Office April 5, 2013Posted by James Coakes in team building.
Tags: chocolate making, crystal challenge, indoor, team building
There has been growing demand for team building activities to be delivered onsite at a client’s offices. There are many advantages in doing this; participants don’t have to travel to a location which saves time and costs. It’s also ideal for companies who find it hard to leave the office during working hours. A team building session can be held at the end of the day with relatively little of the working day lost.
Previously this sort of team building session would involve fairly basic activities, but we have evolved our indoor range to be almost as comprehensive as our outdoor selection. Obviously quad bikes and archery are out, unless you have an unusual working environment. However, our popular Crystal Challenge has an indoor version and Chocolate Making is always a popular choice.
These are just a couple of the many options available to you, so visit our website or give us a call to find out about the full range on offer. Times have changed and it’s not always possible to have a two day offsite at a hotel. However, team building is as important as ever and we are constantly adapting to meet our clients’ needs.
Glamping March 13, 2013Posted by James Coakes in team building.
Tags: cotswolds, glamping, new forest, team building
It may not sound terribly appealing to think about camping when the weather is quite as cold as it is at the moment but, believe it or not, in a few months’ time it will be warmer. Glamping is essentially glamorous camping. Your tent is put up for you and we use proper tipis which are much more sturdy than a typical tent. They are carpeted and you have proper bedding, while professional catering is arranged with a barbecue and a bar. Full English breakfast is a must the morning after when heads may be a little fuzzy in spite of the fresh air. It’s really not that far removed from being at a hotel and great fun.
We have various team building activities which can be laid on close to camp with popular choices being treasure hunts and country sports such as archery and Laser Clay Shooting. Sites which will cater for groups (usually we ‘take over’ the whole site or a significant part to avoid upsetting other campers) are available in such locations as The New Forest and The Cotswolds. In the New Forest location there are wild deer and you will often see them in your field as you wake up in the morning. It’s a great experience and very memorable.
Handling An Owl January 22, 2013Posted by James Coakes in team building.
Tags: country sports, owl handling
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Falconry and owl handling is available as an activity in the Country Sports range. This fits into the category of social team bonding; a pleasant shared experience that a team can talk about and remember. This is an interesting area because it is often described as not team building or not effective in any meaningful way. However, it has its place. Some teams don’t want to have a serious team building experience with theory and a facilitator making sense of things. Sometimes the right thing for a team is to relax and enjoy something special together.
We provide the equipment, you provide th December 14, 2012Posted by James Coakes in team building.
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We provide the equipment, you provide the genius. Could your team make an award winning film? http://ow.ly/g1cDd
Edinburgh Team Building December 13, 2012Posted by James Coakes in team building.
Tags: calton hill, edinburgh, team building
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We always enjoy trips to Edinburgh for team building activities. It’s a great location for a city Treasure Hunt because it’s so compact and you can cover the main sights in half a day. Here’s a great shot across the top of the city from Calton Hill. It’s quite a hike to the top but well worth it for the view.
For details of our team building activities visit http://www.teambuilding.co.uk
Animaniacs – team building with plastici December 13, 2012Posted by James Coakes in team building.
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Animaniacs – team building with plasticine http://ow.ly/g1cKq
Would you like to learn to make your own December 13, 2012Posted by James Coakes in team building.
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Would you like to learn to make your own chocolates? http://ow.ly/g1ctG
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@GuomanHotels Keep an eye out for our team building crew today. We’re cooking up a storm at The Cumberland. http://ow.ly/g1d7e