Emlteam Blog

Coffee.jpg

Emlteam Blog

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.

Read More

Tailored Team Building for the McCain family in Hull

23/04/19 11:00

 

Client brief: A half day team building activity for 100 staff members from all levels across one division of McCains. The afternoon session would follow on from a morning of business presentations delivered by the division’s Senior Leadership Team.

The client had already booked the venue themselves close to their base in Hull, in this case it was the Hallmark Hotel.

As the team offsite was taking the place during the UK springtime, the weather couldn’t be counted on and as such the chosen team building activity needed to be delivered entirely indoors.

Read More

“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!

Read More

Multinational and Multilingual Team Building and Team Development Workshop

08/04/19 11:00

 

EML was recently asked to provide an MBTI team building workshop for a UK senior team. The client was exacting in their expectations for the workshop. The tone had to be right, the level of MBTI theory had to be reconciled with a high level of existing MBTI knowledge within such an experienced team and the focus of the workshop needed to be on outcomes. Fun was important but only a part of the equation.

Read More

Supporting Learning Providers.

01/04/19 11:00

 

From the design and delivery of fun, engaging team building events, through to tailor made training and development, we are always passionate about supporting the skills development of our Clients' workforce.

We also appreciate that the Apprenticeship programme can be a valuable tool in recruiting staff to an organisation as well as offering a great way to "up-skill" existing employees, and give people an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification while they work.

Read More

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...

Read More

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”…!

Read More

“I’d LOVE to be able to stop being so shy….”

11/03/19 10:30

 

This isn’t something I’ve ever had to worry about.  I’ve worked in a business development and training delivery role for over twenty years, so talking to people over the telephone or in a face to face situation has never phased me.

I guess I could be considered “lucky” when it comes to communication.

I don’t get nervous when I need to present to others, I don’t get worried or stressed about picking up the telephone, and most people will tell you I’m not shy in getting my point across!

So, it was interesting when I read some of the forty feedback forms from our latest “Communications Masterclass” – an event that EML designed and delivered specifically for a group of Apprentices from several East Midlands based employers. 

Read More

Super Charge Your Sales Conference Team Building Activity.

28/02/19 10:30

When your order books are full and your sales team is flying high you can be forgiven for being a little complacent. As a target driven sales team leader, it’s harder to perceive weaknesses in and threats to your sales team’s performance when you’re winning.

Read More

An Introvert On The Front Line: The Hidden Benefits Of Allowing Different Team Members The Chance To Lead

20/02/19 16:17

 

A leader needs to have the confidence to stand up and be heard, but a loud voice is not the only characteristic of a good leader. Determination, technical skill, good memory, empathy, calmness under pressure, humility and sympathetic communication are all desirable features in a leader. These can be equally present in a so-called introverted personality, as they can in an extrovert. Many of history’s greatest world leaders have been considered introverts, among them Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson.

Read More
Team Building Activities With Purpose

Subscribe to Email Updates

The Guide To Improving Communication With Team Building

Recent Posts