The Team Building Directory

Advice and information about all things team buiding

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How to reduce your workload in a distracted world

As we grow in our career inevitably so does our workload and in a world where there is an increased focus on optimisation, you may find yourself getting caught in a ‘productivity treadmill’ in which you are getting more done but keep on having more to do. This is a so-called ‘good problem to have…

3 key tips to improve your team’s productivity in April 2021

Getting the most out of your team can be a real challenge and in 2021 with the reality of remote working now well underway, there are plenty of reasons why your team may not be functioning together as efficiently or productively as they otherwise might have been. In this month’s blog, we offer 3 key…

3 key ways team building directly benefits your business

Creating the right balance within a team can be a challenge and in 2021 traditional team building activities have all but been made impossible, but that is not to say that you should not invest in team building in the new year. Creating a good team with synergy in terms of goals, objectives and the…

Why you should encourage workers to have fun in the office

When it comes to creating and building a team that enjoys their work, allowing them to have fun is one of the most important things that you can do. It is often said that life is too short, and we feel it is certainly too short to not enjoy the work you do or the…

The benefits of teambuilding in 2021

  With the year drawing to a close, many are left wondering what 2021 will bring in terms of their working life. Will they be forced to continue working from home or will we slowly start to return to normal? Here we take a look at some of the key benefits of team building in…

Why teambuilding and teamwork go hand in hand

When you think of a team, what would you put at the top of a list of characteristics that would make up that good team? Some that come to mind may be initiative, trust, empathy, leadership or creativity? What is clear when looking at these characteristics is that they are more attitudes than hard skills…

Virtual team building activities for boosting team morale

Team building activities as a whole are a great way of getting teams working and socialising together. During these more challenging times where we are all working in different environments, virtual team-building activities can help to keep bonds between employees strong and can boost morale.

5 tips for building a great team

The power of great and collaborative teams cannot be underestimated when it comes to business success. A successful company operates best when it has employees with a team mentality, each filling an essential role and fulfilling long-term goals within the business. We’ve highlighted some of our top tips on how you can build a great…

How to stay connected with your team during lockdown

The Coronavirus pandemic has rapidly changed all of our lives, and has had a particular impact on how we work. As a result, many people are now working from home and are more isolated than they were before. There is now more of a need for teams to be communicating and engaging with each other to…

3 activities you can do with your team during lockdown

Lockdown is well and truly in full swing, with businesses and individuals all starting to feel the strain. It’s important now, more than ever that teams communicate effectively so that they can feel less isolated and less lonely during this strange time. Whilst we know that getting involved in proper team building events isn’t possible…

How to really break the ice when welcoming a new employee

If your company has recruited a new employee, it can be difficult to welcome them into the team, and individual introductions with each staff member can often be awkward. However, there is another way to break the ice!

The benefits of trying something new

In business, it’s common for people to stick with tried and tested methods, or follow certain processes. Often, they don’t do this because it is the most efficient way; but because historically that is just how things have been done. In order to grow a business, grow personally, or even to progress within your industry…

Top tips for encouraging teamwork in your business

Creating a workplace environment that facilitates good teamwork requires effort, experience, and the right management structure to ensure it is followed through. However, there are ways that you can strengthen your team from the start and get everyone working together in harmony rather than working against each other. 

The benefits of introducing team building to your workplace

Let’s be honest, many people roll their eyes at the idea of team building, especially in the workplace. However, team building can offer significant value for both the employer and the employees within a business. Gathering your team together for activities that aren’t work-related can provide everyone with the opportunity to get to know each other….

5 ways to change how you do meetings

How many times have you come out of a meeting feeling deflated? Meetings are often called to be proactive and to bring teams together to inform of changes, discuss new plans, and drive the business forward. Yet, they usually feel like a waste of precious time, and leave staff feeling more drowsy than invigorated. Take…

How reflection can help your business

To enable yourself and your team to be more productive, you sometimes need to take some time out to think and to reflect. You should give yourself space to consider past successes, future plans for the business, and perhaps review things which didn’t go as planned or expected. In reality, no one gets a chance…

Running wild in new ‘Adventure Spaces’

A lot of us have every intention of adding some adventure to our lives, but we rarely seem to find the time or make excuses when we do have the time, despite the health benefits that come from being outside. Acquiring the kit is the easy bit, the real challenge is finding a few days…

Why good team building is a crucial investment

Despite its reputation for being a bit lame and quite repetitive, team building is a really important investment for businesses to make. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which in turn make the company more productive and more efficient. To some business owners, team building can seem like a waste of money or can take…

The importance of fun at work

Some businesses clamp down on having fun at work, fearing that it could cause too much distraction and negatively impact the overall performance of staff. Yet by doing so, bosses are missing out on a number of opportunities to save money and discover talent. Check out the 5 ways play can give your business a boost:…

Less work, more storytelling

Storytelling is something that we witness almost every day. It can come in the forms of books, movies, and even office jokes. Storytelling is ingrained into our everyday lives and everyone loves a good story, even if we have a preferred style of storytelling – some of us love visiting the opera, whilst others may…

The Japanese Secret to Happiness, Longevity and Job Satisfaction

Do you hate getting up in the morning? Don’t see yourself as a morning person? Ikigai is a word used by the Japanese to explain (as Ken Mogo, neuroscientist, defines it) “your reason to get up in the morning”. Whilst some of us do not experience this Monday morning dread, a lot of us do…

3 Tips for Keeping Calm

We are all faced with challenges in our day to day live that can cause us to become distressed. When something causes tension, it eases us up to make more irrational and less responsible choices and actions. To help reduce negative outcomes from a distressed response, there are many things we can try to calm…

The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter – Liz Wiseman

What makes a successful leader? Leaders are the backbone of organisations. They are the driving force in a business and many people aim to become a leader at some point in their career. To be a successful leader, it is not as simple as getting the role – you must possess the correct traits in…

Fairness is the Most Important Leadership Quality

    In many organisations, women are paid less than men to do equivalent work. Whilst business owners do this to take more profits from the company, they may be missing out on the impact they’re really having by treating their staff unfairly. Former investment banker Marco Alvera tells the story of his experience within…

Ask Your Team Members These Questions

Managers have a large amount of influence on their team member’s well-being, mood and performance. Therefore it is crucial to set goals and coach or praise individuals whenever possible. Taking interest in individuals -whether it be on a formal one-to-one basis or in other conversational opportunities- can be very beneficial to boosting morale and in…

Planning the Perfect Team Away Day

Planning the Perfect Team Away Day When planned correctly you can plan an away day that could critically improve the performance of your team. The perfect away day can incorporate many opportunities for leaders and team members to get know each other better, share visions and goals, and to discuss or tackle important issues. Reasons…