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Lib – Tory Team Building Anyone?

May 2010

I was asked to do a short piece for our local radio station the other day on how team building might be effective for the new Government coalition. My instinctive response was that the issues of bringing together two political parties with what would often be two contradicting views on issues would be an unusual challenge – but, as with a lot of things, my instant reactions were wrong.

After all each party is itself a mix of individuals and factions with conflicting views, aims and ambitions – it is just that with the Liberal / Conservative coalition there becomes an even wider mix of aims.

What is the difference between political team building and corporate team building – very little I would say after giving the matter some more thought. In a corporate environment individuals are seeking to achieve their personal aims which often might conflict with or to a lesser extent deviate from the corporate goal – ever heard of office politics? The team leader has to recognise this and establish clear objectives for the team as a whole and then create the environment in which the disparate ambitions of the individuals are harnessed to the good of the team – and this is the area in which team building plays an important part.

Every day the corporate world brings together different teams and competitors to work together in mergers, acquisitions and more pertinently joint projects, ventures and major engineering works. It’s just taken the politicians a while to catch up.

I’m awaiting David Cameron’s call.

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Team Building is a Waste of Time!

April 2010

Whilst we all know that a poor journalist has to make a living somehow however that cannot be accepted as an excuse for poor journalism.  Not so for Kate Devlin the Medical Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

   She wrote a fascinating article on Team Building when, obviously feeling in need of a break, she took time out at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. (read more …)

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Team Building with Animals!

March 2010

My client was looking for a fun and interactive team building event to run after dinner on the evening of their event conference for sixty sales staff and managers from regions across the UK. It needed to be memorable and within a strict budget, whilst taking the delegates away from the bar!

We provided a Horses, Hogs and Hounds Race evening with each dining table forming a team. This event was ideal as in teams guests needed to work together to make group decisions on their bets and work hard on the odds to gain the most cash! The team who gained the most fun money was crowned the champions and took away the much coveted champagne prize.

The feedback says it all “Everyone had a brilliant time and it was really good fun – I am really pleased with the event. I had managed to get some ‘horse space hoppers’ so we turned the evening into a ‘Horses, Hogs, Hounds and Humans’ with two space hopper races!  All in all we had an excellent night and Alan and Tony were good fun and really got into the spirit of things.”

Becky
March 2010

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The Day we ‘Saved the Nation!’

March 2010

The message was innovation and profitability as my client was trying to become the most profitable insurance provider on the market. We provided a two day conference event for forty six regional managers to push home the company message and outline the steps needed to achieve this. They required corporate team building with an emphasis on communication and working together to solve business problems and we had just the thing. (read more …)

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American Diner Theme Night

February 2010

Our client had chosen a venue with American Diner style booths for their event conference finale party. It was our job to transform the rest of the room to emphasise the theme and get everyone talking. After a site visit, many hours of design and planning and full event management the result was stunning. (read more …)

The Company Party from Heaven and Hell

January 2010

Normally our valued clients don’t tell us to “Go to Hell!” but for a Christmas party with an ‘eternal’ message this is exactly what they did! Tasked with providing an evening of Corporate Entertainment with a difference our excited client chose a Heaven and Hell theme and with tricky room limitations (and of course budget constraints!), it was our job to make it a reality. (read more …)

A Whip Cracking Night of Corporate Entertainment!

December 2009

Last month we provided a jaw dropping Wild West Hoedown Gala Evening for over 300 industry leaders. Show stopping interactive entertainment coupled with an array of table dressing and room theming created an electric atmosphere and an exciting night to remember. (read more …)

Team Building for a Brighter Future

November 2009

My client has ten Regional Sales Managers who often work together on the same projects but rarely have the opportunity to get together. With a new Managing Director and a recently appointed Sales Manager, team building and developing communication understanding were key issues. (read more …)

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Small Budget? No Problem!

November 2009

My client was organising a two day corporate team building event for their team as a thank-you for the team’s performance! With ten people in the group they wanted to incorporate both indoor and outdoor team building activities that were purely fun, but not too strenuous. (read more …)

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A Night on the Red Carpet

November 2009

We work closely with many of the leading hotel chains and were recently asked to help in the event management of two glamorous Gala Balls. These evenings were high profile corporate events for both key corporate clients and trade contacts requiring that special ‘wow’ factor – an everyday occurrence for us at KDM! (read more …)


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