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OSS Retail 2019 – Bespoke Team Building Design

19/08/19 09:48

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.

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Have you picked the right room layout for your meeting and team building activity?

05/06/19 09:47

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:

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Make the time to build a better team

29/04/19 11:00

Time and again I hear the words “we are too busy” and “we don’t have the time for a team building activity”, but why are we all so busy and why don’t we have the time?

Has business changed so much in the 20 years since EML Team started trading?

The unhelpful answer is yes and no. No one can reasonably argue that there hasn’t been mind bending change in how we consume information and how we communicate with one another.

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“Team building works” – pass it on. The dangers of Chinese whispers in your organisation.

15/04/19 10:30


EML Team recently ran a team building workshop for a client who were looking to take a longer-term approach to the development of their teams.

The client’s management team of 20 were well developed, the business was over 20 years old with some 14,000 employees and a highly experienced inhouse HRD team. With such an experienced inhouse HRD team it is always a challenge for our consultants to suggest fresh ways to enable them to achieve their desired learning objectives from their conferences or team meetings. But we are always up for a challenge!

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Do you need hand picked hotels for your team offsite?

25/03/19 10:21


Occasionally members of the EML Team need to check out venues and hotels from a customer point of view. When clients come to us with team offsite enquires and requests for suitable meeting and team building venues it’s imperative that our Consultants recommend only the best options.  When the superb Handpicked Hotels very kindly offered EML Director Jon Huggett the opportunity to stay at both Stanbrook Abbey in the lovely Worcestershire countryside and Bailbrook House in the historic City of Bath he jumped at the chance.

Here’s what happened...

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The Art of Creating a Great Team

18/03/19 10:30


We are often asked for a creative and meaningful indoor session for 2 to 3 hours to be held in the main conference room.

When our consultants speak to clients on the phone to discuss the event we usually find that activities such as our Art Factory are mentioned, though sometimes with a certain amount of trepidation on the clients behalf because “they can’t draw”…!

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