It’s no secret that somewhere along the line, team building events got a bit of a murky reputation. Reputable events became seen as expensive jollies dressed up as a serious business. Even if this were true in some cases, it’s a substantial misrepresentation of the possibilities that a well-facilitated evening team building event offers an organisation and its employees. After all, teams that play together do indeed stay together.
Collaborating with the client we decided to base the team building solution on our Construction Project format. Rather than have 40 teams design and build one of our more typical devices such as cranes, catapults or bridges we tailored the activity to build ‘football free-kick machines’.
EML provides a wide selection of team building activities to develop communication skills.
We are living in an age of choice. The amount of choices we have are making living healthy and happy lives more and more difficult.
What should we eat? How do we relax? Stress? What exercise should we do? What time do we go to bed?
Working with health and wellbeing professionals EML Team has deigned as series of accessible team workshops that help you and your team to make good choices.
Our workshops focus on the three key areas of movement, nutrition and mindfulness and are aimed at changing the environmental context of your workplace to facilitate your team making healthy options the default choice.
For the last three years EML Team has supported OSS Retail (Formally The Oxford Summer School) for one afternoon and evening of their week-long residential courses based at Oxford University.
Utilising our expertise in designing team building activities we provide OSS with outdoor team sessions that stimulate communication and thoughtful dialogue between groups as they rotate around a selection of bespoke team exercises.
To be able to say “I smashed my sales target” after the countless calls, emails, visits, proposals, knock backs and tussles with tough “gatekeepers” offers one of the most satisfying feelings a salesperson can have.
It solidifies our positions as people who show resilience, determination and a willingness to pull out all the stops to get our jobs done.
Unfortunately, this statement rings true for only a small percentage of salespeople on a regular basis. Lots of people working in business development, account management, telesales or field-based sales roles experience “near misses” or even “blank months”.
Answering the question of ‘now what?’ is of key importance to designing an effective team development programme underpinned by MBTI. You won’t be able to achieve this in a half day session from a standing start so you need to be prepared to invest a little more time and money in this BUT it is the MBTI sessions that address ‘now what?’ that are the most important and they are well worth the investment.
Here are four areas of focus for standalone, follow up applied MBTI workshops and some of the questions that MBTI can help you to answer.
We love team building with a purpose. Fun is always a given with our team building and training but when we deliver something that is really impactful that leaves an organisation more capable and more cohesive then that’s when we get really happy!
We’ve found that never is our team building and training more impactful than when we collaborate closely with our client family to craft bespoke interventions and activities that are truly unique to their organisation.
When the amazing team at Parker Hannifin in Warwick contacted us to help them with their 2019 onsite safety team day we were delighted and intrigued...
When speaking to clients and booking venues there is always that moment when we need to confirm the conference room layout or the space requirement for the team meeting and subsequent team building session – whatever that may be.
This is just a quick reference guide as to what needs to be considered and the terminology used in order to make your next team offsite event a success and how to make the best use of the space available.
When considering a venue, the first thing to think about is space and the requirement of the presenter(s), the requirements of the audio-visual solution, your chosen team building activity and finally the requirements of your guests. This intelligence will help you and your selected venue ascertain which meeting rooms and events spaces are suitable. There are 8 common room layouts as listed below:
EML has spent 20 years building better teams by focusing on team behaviours and in that time things have evolved beyond all recognition. In the beginning ‘team building’ was a couple of laps of a paddock on a quad bike followed by a few beers. These days team building interventions are targeted at key behaviours, aligned with outcomes, underpinned by psychometric tools and used to identify ongoing training needs.
But there is another, huge factor of a team’s performance that seems to have slipped under the radar until recently whereupon it has exploded into view – the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the people in your team.