How to Get Your Team Re-Energized and Avoid the Mid-Year Slump

How to Get Your Team Re-Energized and Avoid the Mid-Year Slump

We’re halfway through the year, it’s cold outside and everyone’s all been working hard – it’s no surprise that your team is looking a little tired and worn out! Here are some tips from the specialists at our teambuilding venue near Pretoria on how a fun teambuilding event will help your employees get their mojo back.   The Benefits of Teambuilding Selling the idea of a teambuilding event can be a challenge – but as soon as you look at the benefits, you can see that this is a business must-have, not a perk. These benefits include: Increasing morale Boosting creative juices and thinking outside the box Improving procedures, processes and communication in the workplace Fostering productive relationships with new and established team members Help in the development of specific skills needed in the workplace Help in the identification of areas where team members need more support or training Identifying potential new leaders in your current team members Helping team members develop a fresh perspective on workplace challenges Building relationships outside of work processes and activities based on respect and having fun Getting opportunities to recognise and reward team members for their performance through the year Giving team members a chance to blow off some steam and get out of their daily routine   Take a Day to Work on Your Team – And Have a Blast – At Our Teambuilding Venue Near Pretoria At Idle Winds, our venue staff develops and facilitates fully customisable team building packages that are created to meet your company’s specific requirements. While we offer a wide range of activities, our most popular choices include: Quad biking challenges Gumboot Dancing The 6 Nations Cocktail Challenge Giant Foosball Fire walking Minute to Win It Drumming Just 14kms from Fourways, we are an easy drive for businesses in Sandton, Johannesburg and Pretoria. We can also accommodate you and your team on-site in our comfortable accommodation consisting of 58 double and twin-sized rooms if you would prefer a weekend retreat. For more information about our team building venue near Pretoria and the packages we offer, please contact us...

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Teambuilding tips for sparking creativity

There are many reasons to run a teambuilding exercise, including helping team members to get to know each other better and helping them recognise their strengths. These exercises can also help your employees to think out of the box and develop creative ideas and solutions for your project, say the organisers at Idle Winds, a top teambuilding venue near Johannesburg. Immerse yourself in new experiences: The biggest limitations to our creativity are our own limited experiences. Fully committing to new experiences helps to expand our worldview and reimagine our processes. Choose a totally new teambuilding exercise to encourage your employees to try new things, suggest entering team races together outside of work and encourage feedback. Challenge assumptions: When thinking about company processes, so many answers to why we do things the way we do them is simply “But that’s just how it’s done here”. Getting creative means challenging these assumptions, finding which ones work and which ones can be changed in new and more productive ways. Are these industry norms or do your competitors operate in a different way? You’ll be surprised how some constructive debate can open up new opportunities! Involve other departments: Do you always book team building packages just for your finance department? Or just your marketing marketing department? You might be surprised what some interdepartmental input could do for your team’s perspective! Challenge your current business model: Placing theoretical constrains on your business model is a great way of encouraging employees to think beyond their current situation. “What if” scenarios can reveal some interesting opportunities to expand your business, for example, “What if your customers can only contact you through online channels?” or “What if the price of your product suddenly increases dramatically?”.  Get those creative juices flowing with teambuilding packages from our venue near Johannesburg At Idle Winds, our venue staff develops and facilitates fully customisable team building packages that are created to meet your company’s specific requirements. While we offer a wide range of activities, our most popular choices include: Quad biking challenges Gumboot Dancing The 6 Nations Cocktail Challenge Giant Foosball Fire walking Minute to Win It Drumming Just 14kms from Fourways, we are an easy drive for businesses in Sandton, Johannesburg and Pretoria. We can also accommodate you and your team on-site in our comfortable accommodation consisting of 58 double and twin-sized rooms if you would prefer a weekend retreat. For more information about our team building venue and packages, please contact us today. Back to team building venue near...

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4 corporate teambuilding tips and strategies

Teambuilding is the corporate world’s best-known business secret! The benefits of having a team that is focussed, motivated and goal-orientated are clear – but how can you ensure that your day of team-based activities is really bringing out their best? Here are some tips from Idle Winds, a leading teambuilding venue near Pretoria: Leadership is vital: A great team needs a great leader, so it’s just as important to work on your leadership skills as it is for your department to work on their interpersonal skills. By working on your strengths and weaknesses and learning how to enhance your leadership, you’ll bring out the best in your employees. Get to know each other: Although the focus of teambuilding is on achieving work-related goals, it’s important to balance this with getting to know each other in a more casual setting. Understanding who your employees are both inside and outside of work will help you learn how to give them the environment and motivation they need to realise their potential. Engagement is more important than competition: Often, teambuilding degenerates into pure competition, where groups and individuals get wrapped up in achieving their goals at any cost. This is directly opposed to the real point of teambuilding, which is to bring each person into the team and utilise their particular strengths in an effective way. Rather, encourage each person’s individual engagement in the activity, creating a sense of positivity and cooperation rather than becoming pitted against one another. Get out of the office: Your office space symbolises only one thing – work. In order to help employees relax and properly engage with a teambuilding activity, choose to go to an off-site venue. They will have professionally organised and managed activities and packages that not only encourage a better response from your employees but also show teambuilding in a positive and rewarding light. Professional, affordable teambuilding at our venue near Pretoria Just 14kms from Fourways, Idle Winds is ideally situated for businesses in Sandton, Johannesburg and Pretoria looking for an exceptional day out. With diverse catering options and conference venues available, you can easily combine your teambuilding event with an informative talk and a relaxing dining experience. If you would like to make your team building event a weekend-long visit, we can also easily accommodate you on-site in our comfortable accommodation consisting of 58 well-appointed double and twin-sized rooms. If you have a specific activity you would like to include in your event, our staff will be more than happy to accommodate your needs. For more information about our team building venue and packages, please contact us today. Back to teambuilding venue near...

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Our venue’s team building packages are tailored for every occasion

Whatever goals your company is seeking to achieve, you and your team are sure to find it in one of the many teambuilding packages our venue near Johannesburg has to offer. From challenging physical activities like quad biking, giant foosball and gumboot dancing to the more daring 6 Nations Cocktail Challenge and Minute To Win It, we have a teambuilding activity that is sure to excite your group as well as develop essential skillsets. Teambuilding events are also a great way to reward your employees and celebrate certain occasions in the workplace, for example: Completing a challenging project Welcoming in new members of the department Rewarding the most successful teams in your company Celebrating with a fun year-end function So take your teambuilding event to the next level with a fully facilitated package that offers you and your employees the chance to bond, enhance their strengths, challenge their weaknesses and build strong relationships. Idle Winds is a team building venue with a difference Set in the countryside just 14kms from Fourways, Idle Winds offers you and your team a chance to truly escape the hustle and bustle of the city without having to travel too far away. After enjoying a day of constructive fun, you can wind down at one of several function venues, either with a private dinner or at our award-winning restaurant known for the high quality of it’s international cuisine as well as it’s extensive wine cellar. If you would prefer a weekend teambuilding package, we can offer you comfortable on-site accommodation in any of our 58 well-appointed double and twin bedrooms. For more information about our team building venue and packages, please contact us today. Back to team building venue near...

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