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NEW for Autumn 2019 - Health and Wellbeing Workshops for Team Building.

21/08/19 10:21

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.

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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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Why People Don't Hit Sales Targets?

09/08/19 15:58

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”. 

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So I’ve completed a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) team workshop - Now What?

28/06/19 11:14

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.

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Engineering A Successful (and Safe) Team Building Day with Parker Hannifin.

17/06/19 11:00

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...

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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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Forget behaviours – its time focus on happiness and health with your next team building activity.

03/06/19 11:00

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.

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Team Building for Charity

20/05/19 11:00

The idea of combining practical team building activities with a charitable cause is one that comes up frequently across a broad spectrum of our clients. It’s a lovely notion, building team cohesion whilst working on a great cause together could improve your team’s performance at the same time as addressing corporate social responsibility commitments – two birds with one stone!

Client ideas often include picking litter, building bikes, painting fences and planting trees. It sounds like a wholesome way to spend an afternoon after a morning meeting BUT there are a few very real challenges for organisers to consider.

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Don’t underestimate the importance of “Fun” – Using Team Building Activities to Identify Skills Needs

13/05/19 11:00

 

Apparently, Summer is nearly here.  Not the “fake Summer” we get during the Easter Bank holiday,  but the real one – June through to September.

Typically, these are very busy months for businesses like ours because we are working hard to deliver all sorts of Team Building events for organisations all over the Country.  Activities like our “Soapbox Derby”, “Junkyard Challenge” or “All Manor of Mystery” are popular during the Summer because many employers feel that this is a good time to reward and recognise the hard work of their workforce and strengthen team dynamics.

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5 Top Tips for getting more from your next Team Profiling Workshop

08/05/19 15:47

Don't just put your reports in the top drawer and move on - expect more from your next team profiling session - here's how..

Myers Briggs Type Indicator is one of many profiling tools applicable to team development in the marketplace.

Amongst others I have worked with Everything DiSC, SDI, Insights Discovery and Belbin Team Roles when designing and delivering team workshops for clients.

All of these reports provide insight into your team’s dynamic but too often organisations’ investment of time and money in profiling sessions is lost when the reports are popped in the top drawer and not acted upon.

Here are my 5 top tips for making the most out of your next team profiling workshop.

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