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Team Building can Appeal to Everyone

Finding a team building event for a large department can be a challenge.  The Activists want to run about while the Reflectors would rather observe.  Pragmatists will ask ‘What’s the point of this?’ While Theorists might prefer to study and solve a complex puzzle.

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We reckon we’ve developed a format that can please all of the people all of the time.  We combine a variety of competitive team challenges to meet each participant’s preferred style, demonstrating that our differences can be the source of our success in a team….

Why 80% of Managers are in the Wrong Job

For many ambitious employees the addition of the word manager to their job title is a proud moment.  It conveys success, status and power.  And rightly so. Line managers have more influence on employee productivity, engagement and retention than pay, work place conditions and even senior mangement.

Over 80% of managers are unsuiteable

Over 80% of managers are unsuitable

It’s therefore very concerning to discover that according to Gallup, 82% of those bearing the title aren’t up to the job!

Richard Branson says “Have fun and look after your team”, We couldn’t agree more…

Recently, Richard Branson’s top tips for success have gone viral. Here at Fresh Tracks, we’re thrilled that he’s identified the importance of having fun with his team, something we agree with wholeheartedly.

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Have you read Richard Branson’s top tips for success?

If you would like to follow his lead then get in contact to see how we can help develop your team and have fun in the process.

5 Tips To Get New Teams Performing

Remember Bruce Tuckman’s wise words about new teams are as true now as they were 50 years ago: A new team will go through 4 stages of development Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing.

 

Having a high performing team does require all members to function as a unit but using this extreme a method to make this point is not necessary!


If you find yourself leading a new team here are 5 ways to get your gang performing from the outset:…

Five tips for giving better feedback

Employee engagement is undoubtedly one of the key management phrases of the moment. So it should be, with Hay Group research reporting that just 15% of the workforce is ‘highly motivated’.

The vicious and virtuous cycles of feedback

Aim for the Virtuous Circle rather than the Vicious Circle, this can positively impact productivity & profitability.

Blessing White’s 2011 Employee Engagement Report surveyed over 10,000 employees and found that 18% wanted greater clarity about their role whilst 14% wanted regular and specific feedback on performance. Both results suggest that if managers were to give regular face to face feedback morale would rise.

Gallup has found that engaged workgroups show stronger productivity and profitability, while safety incidents and absenteeism are reduced. They have calculated that these engaged organisations can achieve 3.9 times the earnings per share (EPS) growth rate compared with organisations with lower engagement in the same industry….

What Should A Good Team Away Day Achieve?

A team building away day presents a unique opportunity to achieve a number of outcomes.

A team on a team building away day

Getting out of the office on a team building away day can be a great way of motivating team members

On occasions the potential of time away from ringing phones, interrupted conversations and pinging emails can be lost due to rushed planning, unrealistic expectations or simply a lack of energy and fun within the agenda.

A good team building away day should achieve some (not all) of the following:…

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