04/01/07 Managers given decorating challenge
UK managers from environmental consultancy MWH have completed a team building exercise in which they were set the challenge of redecorating a much used art-room and kitchen in Sheffield's Mencap Gateway day centre, in just one day.
15/06/06 Striding Out to host 'Extreme Weekend'
Striding Out founder Heather Wilkinson has designed a leadership and team training event aimed at anyone between 18 and 30 who is toying with new business ideas, starting or already running a business.
04/05/06 ITC offers team management course for conservationists
Jersey Business School and the International Training Centre (ITC) of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust have teamed up to design a training course that aims to equip conservationists with the skills to manage their teams effectively.
14/03/06 Experience counts for older workers
A new Scottish Executive initiative which aims to help older workers develop and improve their employability skills was launched yesterday by Deputy Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Minister Allan Wilson.
04/11/05 Tamarack unveils new bushcraft courses
Outdoor survival training provider Tamarack Bushcraft has launched a new range of bushcraft courses aimed at corporate clients and team building programmes.
30/05/06 Communication skills valued most, says survey
According to mew survey from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), UK employers value communication skills and team-working above leadership in the 'soft skills' they look for in a workforce.
17/05/06 Research examines attributes of successful complex teams
According to a newly published Ashridge research report, strong organisational support; high levels of leadership competence; team coaching; clear objectives; and good communication are crucial to the success of teams working in complex environments.
30/06/05 Research suggests eight essential team roles
New research suggests that 40% of UK employees feel they work in teams that regularly fail to meet basic targets. 41% of these blame bad performance on poor team structures, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and unfulfillment at work.
Is anyone out there? - A Guide to Virtual Team Working and Leadership
The emergence of low cost communications technologies, in particular email, the flattening of company hierarchies, home-working, globalisation and the outsourcing of important business functions have all led to the emergence of a new form of team working. This report looks at the unique challenges associated with virtual teams and the role of leadership for overcoming them.
Social loaves don't get enormous turnips
It goes against the grain to think that getting a team together to develop a project could have the effect of each one working less hard. But teamwork can still be a powerful force. You just need the right conditions.
Project Managers prepare to sink or swim
Case study. New teams can take a long time to get going. With critical and complex projects this can cost vital time and resources. Some projects sink without trace as a result. So how do you get a group of people to perform as a unit immediately?