Yearly Archives: 2015

A Quick Guide To Successful Recruitment

Receiving an unexpected resignation letter is a big hit, not only to you but for the company too. Losing an employee who is a productive and trusted team member is hard to replace and means the start of a tedious, uncertain recruitment process. Choosing a new recruit correctly is great, but making a bad hire is Read more…

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6 Tips To Successful Q & A Conferences

Question and Answer conferences can go either one of two ways. Either there is a deadly silence or they become adversarial battles between the audience and top brass. We have put together 7 tips to help you manage the discussion and make it a pleasant and productive session for all concerned: Always try to channel Read more…

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Less Time Spent In Meetings, More Action

A lot of time can be wasted in meetings at work because they are unproductive and often arranged without an agenda. But meetings should in fact be the opposite. A good meeting will help improve communication, produce good decision-making, generate useful ideas and motivate teams. Unfortunately though, too many meetings lack any kind of purpose, Read more…

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Team Building Using Everyday Objects

Finding time to enjoy team building exercises on a day-to-day basis within your workplace can be difficult, but if you can it is both convenient and useful. Nathan Sawaya using LEGO to create art is an example we know works well that you could adopt in the office. He uses pieces of LEGO to recreate Read more…

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Team Building Can Work For You And Your Team

There are a whole host of team building activities available but finding one for a large corporation can be a challenge. The reason for this is because larger teams have more personality types to cater for – Activists will want to run about while Reflectors will rather just observe. Pragmatics will more than likely ask Read more…

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8 Rules To Make Meetings Great

Meetings can easily fall into the trap of being unproductive and a waste of time, but there are ways to make sure this doesn’t happen to your meetings. We first saw these meeting ground rules in a conference room of a Japanese car company, and have been using and recommending them ever since. The next Read more…

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Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Most managers face a number of tricky situations in the workplace on a daily basis – one of the toughest is having to decide whether to fire an under-performing team member or not. If you’re faced with this task, here are 5 considerations to ease the decision: 1.       Does good past performance justify a weak Read more…

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We Say ‘Balls’ To Team Meetings

Here at Team Building London we are always trying to promote creativity within the workplace, so thought it would be worth highlighting a company on the right track! Pearlfisher, in Hammersmith, West London created a meeting environment reminiscent of a children’s ball play area – only this is for around 30 adults. The reason for Read more…

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How To Overcome The Networking Nightmare

There are always a large number of networking events throughout the year and sometimes your boss may pass you an invitation, suggesting you go along to one. Networking is not for everyone, but in this blog we will look at how you might be able to look at networking differently. Entering a room of strangers Read more…

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3 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Office

We often set ourselves resolutions at the start of the New Year – some of us fail and some are still going strong, but as personal resolutions fade, we have put together three ideas to help improve office life. 1.       Better conversations, less meetings Formal meetings on a Friday and a Monday should be banned. Read more…

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