The Changing face of Teambuilding

 I have been involved in the teambuilding industry since 1994 and as a result I often get asked by industry publications if I’d like to write editorial or them.  When I agree, they want to charge me a fee because they feel that my article will constitute “marketing”.  The real message behind this practice though, is not that they want to charge me for marketing, but they are willing to place anyone’s...

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What constitutes Value?

Last week I had a very interesting conversation with a prospective client. We pitched for their business last year (80 delegate conference and “teambuild”). Admittedly I got the pitch wrong and we didn’t get the business, but I figured there would be no harm in trying to get the deal this year. The client’s response last week though was thought-provoking. My conversation with Gareth* (the name has been changed to protect...

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Teambuilding and Italian Ice-cream

Teambuilding has become a world-wide phenomenon and team building sessions have become synonymous with every corporate breakaway, conference and get-together. Strange as it may seem, but some of the highlights from my first trip to Italy were not the marvelous ruins, the piazzas, the Vatican, Florence, or even the maze of narrow streets and waterways in Venice. No, it was the magical feeling of indulging all my senses (and forex) in the variety...

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