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Some New Year Resolutions

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.

Some New Year Resolutions1.       Better conversations, less meetings

Formal meetings on a Friday and a Monday should be banned. Instead consider informal lunches and chats over coffee on these days. Oxford Think Tank Career Innovations research identifies that closing the “Conversation Gap” can help organisations build trust, increase employee engagement and retain talented people more effectively. Continue reading

Fresh-Tracks

Stress Could Be Good For Your Staff

Employees may well be familiar with workplace stress. A growing number of businesses have decided to recognise it, making them better equipped to tackle it. But, it is also true that a little stress at work can actually be good for you and your productivity if you handle it properly.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 40% of all work-related illnesses are due to stress, with around 105 million working days being lost because of this each year.

From the very moment we leave the house to catch the London Tube, to the moment we head out of the office doors to do the same to go home, there are stressful situations that can build-up.
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Here are reasons why your meeting fail

4 Reasons Why Most Meetings Fail

Meetings can be extremely productive, but on the other hand there are a number of reasons why a meeting might achieve little or nothing at all. Meetings like this aren’t uncommon, but what makes a meeting “fail”?

Here are reasons why your meeting fail

Here are reasons why your meeting fail

Here are 4 reasons why your meetings might be failing to reach their potential:

Loss of Focus

It is commonplace that sub meetings will happen within meetings and this can disrupt the whole purpose of why you are there in the first place. Try to stay on course and avoid losing direction as members may lose interest and will become despondent. Continue reading

Christmas Party Team Building

5 Tips To Make Your Christmas Party Memorable For The Right Reasons

The annual Christmas party is often seen as a chance to let a year’s worth of tension out in one go. This could be a member of staff enjoying the Mulled Wine a bit too much or it could be an argument amongst members of staff who haven’t always seen eye to eye throughout the year.

Christmas Party Team Building

Christmas Party Team Building

This is why it’s a better idea to plan for more thrills than spills at this year’s office Christmas party.

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work related stress can have a bad effect on a business

Team Building Exercises Can Help Relieve Stress

Complaints of work related stress are common and constantly on the rise. The latest report from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that 40% of the total cases of stress (1,073,000), were work related.

work related stress can have a bad effect on a business

Work related stress can have a bad effect on a business

A little stress can help push people to achieve, but too much stress can be damaging and have detrimental effects, not only on the individual, but on the company as a whole – and other team members.
Team building exercises and activities can help to combat the causes of stress in the workplace and alleviate some of its adverse effects.

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Team Motivation is key to success

Motivate Your Team In 5 Simple Steps

Motivating your team can have a big impact on performance and the general atmosphere in the workplace. So, we have created 5 simple steps to follow that will give your team a boost and increase overall productivity.

Team Motivation is key to success

Team Motivation is key to success

1. Share positive news

During meetings, or around the office during conversation, share information about strategic moves and company goals. Sharing important information can help demonstrate trust to your employees which makes them feel valued and part of the bigger picture.
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Wake up and change your day

10 Ways To Change Your Day

It’s easy to form habits and spend most of the working week doing the same thing each day. Change is energising, so instead of taking the London Tube, eating the same foods and wearing the same clothes, why not make a few alterations to your daily routine?

Wake up and change your day

Wake up and change your day

Here are 10 ways to transform your day:

  1. Eat different food – try something new for lunch. How about a salad instead of the usual sandwiches for example.
  2. Take a different route to work – instead of hopping on the Tube, why not walk or use the bus to experience different things.
  3. Plan your working day differently – try not replying to emails until midday, for example, and see how productive that is. Continue reading
Get Your Team Performing

5 Tips To Help Your New Team Perform

Bruce Tuckman’s wise words about the 4 stages of development (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing) are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago.

Get Your Team Performing

Get Your Team Performing

Improving the performance of a team right from the outset is important, so here are 5 ways you can get them started on the right foot:

1.       Embrace Different Strengths

Successful teams consist of people with a variety of different strengths and qualities. Some members of the team will enjoy solving problems, other will tend to focus on the process methodically and others will enjoy generating new ideas. Embrace the different strengths and use them together. Continue reading

There are a number of things that should be gained from a team building day

What Should Your Team Achieve At A Team Building Day?

Team building days present a unique opportunity to achieve a number of positive outcomes for your team, some of which we will mention in this blog.

There are a number of things that should be gained from a team building day

There are a number of things that should be gained from a team building day

The potential of team building events can often be lost due to rushed planning, a simple lack of energy and fun and some unrealistic expectations, but a good team building away day can achieve great things for your team and company.

Some of these include:

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Instant team motivation

Five Ideas For Instant Team Motivation

Improving your team’s motivation doesn’t always have to cost the company money. Read our top tips on how you can improve your team’s morale with little effort and no monetary investment!

Instant team motivation

Instant team motivation

1. Take time to thank your team at least once a day. Try not to stick to just a simple ‘Thank you’ when they complete a task you’ve asked them to do, but write a paragraph explaining how useful it has been and how you appreciate it. Doing this will help increase productivity.

2. Make tea and coffee for people occasionally. The best leaders aren’t too proud to do the little things in order to help others and this act of generosity will show your team that you have time for them. Continue reading