Having a successful business requires the employees to come together and work well as teams. The more cohesive and effective the team, the greater the productivity back into business. Building a successful team doesn’t just happen automatically, and nor is it a matter of hiring the right people (though that’s also important). Building an effective team requires work and initiative from management, as well as clear policies and investment, with clearly defined end goals to work towards.
Stu Robertson, CEO at Team Up Events says the traditional perception of team building is changing as organisations see the merits of using it as part of their employee engagement and development program. Robertson says team building is an important part of driving workplace culture, and can deliver real results.
Be Challenged Featured In The CEO Magazine
Six years ago, Be Challenged Managing Director, Oliver Sheer, and Director of Operations, Kingsley Seale, purchased the company. Having been friends and colleagues through much of their life, the two realised that a missing part of many businesses is the ability for teams to work closely and collaboratively to drive greater results. Their story, and the growth of Be Challenged itself, was recently highlighted in the highly prestigious The CEO Magazine.
You can read the full and in-depth feature here: http://www.theceomagazine.com/business/oliver-sheer-kingsley-seale/
An engaging way to improve productivity and morale
Games are not just entertaining; they are highly engaging, too. They inspire the mind, improve mood, and are one of the most natural ways in which humans learn things. One of the best things that you can do to help build your team morale, cohesion, and effectiveness is to take them on a company team building games session.
We offer a huge range of games programs. Each has been carefully designed to help the players – your staff – get to know one another and work productively in a group together. They’ll get a better sense of one another’s respective strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to complement the skill sets of everyone in the team.
If you haven’t been to the Zoo in a while then you are missing out! Not only is Taronga Zoo the best seat in the house to view magical Sydney Harbour but Be Challenged has just created the ultimate scavenger hunt around the Zoo using iPads and the new GPS app taking the world by storm called – Go Team.
If you are looking for the latest, interactive, hot of the press idea then Go Team is the product for you. With the flexibility to design and create trails anywhere around the world, Go Team has been a breath of fresh air to the Be Challenged creative team and a welcome new option to their clients.
I was recently watching a segment about Facebook on the ABC and as you can imagine there were a number of differing views and opinions on the position that social media plays in our lives.
You hear it everywhere, NO MORE power point slides, we need to create interactive sessions. I mean everyone seemed to agree at the latest MEA conference when Eric De Groot said we need to make our meetings full of participants, NOT audiences.
How do you create the best place to work? Learning from the team at Atlassian, who just took out the number 1 spot on the BRW Best Place To Work list for 2014, my first response would be don’t preserve your culture: add to it!
BeChallenged collaborate with 32 other team building partners around the world to be the leaders in creating, delivering and maintaining happy and effective teams so trust me, we know team building.
To say Team Building is passé is like saying TV is on it’s way out. Now, more than ever, we have a new generation of workforce who isn’t driven solely by the corporate dollar.