What are some of the biggest problems managers and team builders face?
You may be a natural leader and have an excellent track record of building successful teams. But we don’t live in a utopian world, and even if you are the best facilitator, supervisor or manager, you’re still bound to run into problems from time to time.
What are some of the biggest problems that leaders in the workplace and other environments face? As a new or experienced leader, you can probably think of some that you’ve already encountered. Let’s look […]
Kippure Estate staff taking part in a team building event
(from left to right: Sinead, Clíona, Grainne)
Terms like “teamwork,” “teambuilding” and other related expressions are usually engrained in us from the time we are young. “Best team player” awards are given out in primary school and the importance of playing well with others is emphasized on the mini football field, on the playground or in the junior ballet studio. As adults, meetings round the physical or virtual boardroom table and corporate social events strive to create a team culture to boostmorale, and of course productivity, in […]
A study conducted by Vodafone UK and YouGov (that surveyed over 1,000 individuals in the workplace) revealed that 54% of respondents felt that engaging in additional teambuilding activities would not lead to successfully improving team dynamics around the workplace. “The survey carried out by Vodafone UK and YouGov suggests workers feel that some organised team-building activities can be a waste of time, and at worst, are toe-curlingly embarrassing,” reported The Telegraph on February 6, 2012.
A more recent publication (Team Building: Proven Strategies for Improving Team Performance by W. Gibb Dyer, Jr. et al.) explains why the […]
In today’s fast paced society, and with people seeking bigger thrills aided by the ever increasing progression of technology, it seems the classic, low impact teambuilding activities have been lost to more modern, adrenaline fuelled activities such as high ropes challenges, climbing, 4×4 driving or laser clay pigeon shooting.
At Kippure Estate, we appreciate the demand for high impact challenges, and satisfy the need for obtaining that ‘buzz’ through our extensive High & Low Ropes courses, Sky Trek/ Zip Line & Paintball, yet we still understand the importance of the traditional low impact teambuilding activities. Utilising our very popular […]