Why is CSR important for today’s leader?

As the world changes at the fastest rate in history, business leaders realise they need to change just as quickly to keep up or, even better, move ahead of the times. One area that is constantly in the mind, in the decisions and in the behaviours of many of today’s successful leaders is corporate social responsibility or more commonly referred as its acronym of CSR. So why is CSR important for today’s leader?

Consider a family fun day for your work Christmas party

In this age of longer working hours, flexible working arrangements and technology making work accessible 24/7, the contribution of families is vital in the success of a business. That is why we are seeing a trend of more companies involving families in work Christmas functions to acknowledge their contribution. Here are five important considerations to help you plan a family fun day for your staff Christmas party.

Three powerful ways your team can give back this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of giving and joy! As a workplace, what can you do to capture the spirit of Christmas, reward your staff and give to those less fortunate than ourselves? Here are three unique programs we have created that will help your business support the disadvantaged in the community over Christmas, and have a powerful impact on your team culture.

Five ways to bring CSR into your next event

Most businesses today have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy or plan outlining how they contribute to sustainability in areas such as energy, health, welfare, education, technology and communities. In delivering CSR strategies, corporate events can play a valuable role. Here are five ways your company can incorporate CSR into your future events such as conferences and functions.

How corporate social responsibility contributes to your corporate culture

Our company vision is all about creating success through positive fun team cultures. A positive culture will not happen overnight. It requires an ongoing commitment by everyone in the business due to the many and various factors that contribute to creating a good culture. One of the most important factors in building a positive team culture is Corporate Social Responsibility.

Five fundamentals for your internal company conference

For today’s business in New Zealand, an internal company conference has become an essential team building fixture in the calendar. My simple definition of an internal company conference is a structured meeting of all or some staff with a focus on team building, training and the future. In our planning, we ensure that an internal company conference has five fundamentals.

How to discover, dream and design the destiny of your company

Think of the successes your business has experienced! Now imagine what a successful future looks like! Hold those thoughts in your mind and let me explain how this success and this vision can design the future. In corporate training terms, we call this contemporary approach an ‘appreciative inquiry’. And it could be the best thing you ever do for your business!

5 tips for your strategic planning workshop

A strategic planning day or workshop is important to set the tone for the year ahead for your business and create a unified team with clear objectives to focus on. Our Managing Director Dwain Richardson recently explored in his blog how fun can take your planning sessions to another level. Now I would like to present five tips to create an engaging and inspiring agenda for your strategic planning workshop.

Finding a great venue for your conference

A crucial component for any conference is the venue. It can be the determining factor whether a conference is a success or a failure. With so many options out there, it is important to establish criteria for what you may need. This will help you shortlist the most effective venues to meet your conference objectives.This blog provides five important considerations to help you establish a criteria for what you need in a conference venue.

EOFY is a great time for team building!

End Of Financial Year (EOFY) is a busy and important time for all businesses in New Zealand for many and varied reasons. Whatever your reason whether it's finalising annual accounts or strategic planning, the months from May to August will be important for your business and may bring additional demand upon it. That is why EOFY is a great time for team building!

6 technology solutions for your next conference

How can you improve your next conference? What can you do to enhance your delegate’s experience? These are questions that we ask ourselves before each and every conference or corporate event that we organise. One answer to this question is technology! How are we utilising some simple and accessible technology to streamline our conference planning and also enhance our delegate experience? This article will give you six simple technology solutions that we use which will add value to your next conference or special event.

The 1 to 10 of planning a conference

Are you planning a conference for your organisation, association or club this year? Whether it is a conference for over a thousand delegates or a smaller one for a few dozen, you still want it to be slick, professional and leave a lasting positive impression. If you break it down into these 10 key planning areas, you will be off to a great start.