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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The Success Hangover

I recently met with Bruce a company owner and MD intent on growing his already-successful company. He’s in the process of employing Regional Managers, Sales Managers and devising an aggressive sales and growth strategy. He is looking to partner with me as a coach and mentor to his company – but what I discovered was astounding. Bruce has decided to cancel company conference. He’s cancelling the very bastion of motivation and...

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Juggling ice-breaker for meetings, training and teambuilding.

I’ve done this with great effect in the past – both with small groups as part of Managment Training, but also at conferences with groups of a couple of hundred people!! The beauty of juggling lies in the fact that we’ve all marvelled at the skill of jugglers since we were little, but few of us have ever managed to acquire the skills. We’ve tried – and I’m guessing we all got up to two balls – using the...

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The changing face of Teambuilding.

I often get asked by industry publications if I’d like to write editorial or articles for 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 contribution if they are willing to pay. Irrespective of the author’s experience...

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Different types of “Teambuilding” and what they are likely to do for your organisation.

The diversity of teambuilding programmes implies that almost anyone can now offer some form of “teambuilding”. Teambuilding programmes are marketed using the words “experiential”, “adventure-based”, and “facilitation”. What does this mean? And what sets teambuilding apart from fun and games (corporate recreation)? Teambuilding has evolved from the belief that “misery acquaints one with...

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