Team building back in vogue for senior executives

All members of a company’s senior management or executive team need to be aligned with the company’s culture, vision and processes for the company to operate effectively. A traditional method to develop effective senior executive or senior management teams is a ‘corporate retreat’ or ‘executive retreat’ – a developmental team building program held away from the workplace.

Team building experiences trending for meetings, incentives and conferences

The popularity of team building activities during conferences, meetings and incentive events is on the rise in New Zealand. The demand for team building experiences had increased in this sector due to the opportunity for conference organisers to showcase a destination’s features and include fun, adventure and team development all in one activity.

Cracking the code for successful team building

Cracking a safe is not a typical part of a conference program but recently more than 40 Child Cancer Foundation volunteers did this to develop their team building and problem solving skills. Team building specialists Corporate Challenge Events donated its popular ‘Safe Crack’ program to Child Cancer Foundation for its recent Member Forum at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland.

Getting maximum value from your team building event

Team building events are important financial and time investments for any company or group. That is why you should strive to ensure that your team derives maximum value and benefit from the occasion. So how can you do this? How can you set it up so your team is prepared for the experience that lies ahead and understand its importance? Here are five strategies that I recommend so you can get maximum value from your team building event.

Creating a memorable launch for your new product or service

Has your company developed a new product or service that is now ready for launch? Our team has delivered many launches over the years across many different industries. All of these launches have been unique in their own way, but have featured some consistent ingredients which have aided in their success. We have compiled these into 12 important tips to consider when planning your next launch.

‘Takes All Sports’ to benefit school sport opportunities in NZ

A new team building event that results in sporting equipment being donated to New Zealand schools has been launched by corporate event and team building specialist, Corporate Challenge Events. The program called ‘Takes All Sports’ was delivered for the first time recently for New Zealand-owned investment firm Forsyth Barr at Waiheke Sports Ground, with the sports equipment used during the day donated to Waiheke Primary School.

How to find an event planner that is a good fit for your next event

Does your organisation want to stage a corporate event or conference and doesn't know where to start? Well a place to start is appointing someone, either internal or external, as the event planner – a person who can project manage this event no matter how big or small. This decision is crucial and will ultimately shape the impact and result of your event or conference.

Test your communication with DOPE

Most of us have heard of Myers Briggs and DISC personality profiling. Some organisations even use these to ensure they recruit the right personality to the right job. Knowing what makes your colleagues tick is a powerful tool in creating an efficient and effective team. Having completed both of the above profiling tests and a number of others myself, my preferred is another less complex assessment called the DOPE Test.