Why End Of Financial Year is a great time for team building

End Of Financial Year (EOFY) is a busy and important time for all businesses in Australia for many and varied reasons. Whatever the reason whether it's finalisation of 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!

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 Australia. The demand for team building experiences has 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.

Charity and fun the forecast for team building growth in 2016

Investment by Australian businesses in team building activities will continue to grow in 2016 with a trend towards charity-focused programs, according to corporate team building expert Dwain Richardson. Richardson, who is the managing director of Corporate Challenge Events, also forecasts growth in a team building area he dubs “science meeting adventure”.

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.

Corporate Challenge Events en route to deliver 1,200km Tour Duchenne

The 20 participants in the Tour Duchenne, a 1,200km charity bike ride from Airlie Beach to the Gold Coast in Queensland, are currently having one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. For event organiser, Corporate Challenge Events, it has been just as rewarding to be able to plan and now deliver an event that is currently raising more than $250,000 for Fight Duchenne Foundation Australia.

9 Tips for Getting Your Team to Listen to You

One of the keys to running a successful business is motivating those working for you to buy into the company’s culture in order to meet its goals and objectives. Whether you’re the owner, CEO, departmental manager or any other employee who has staff reporting to them, the way you communicate to your team is critical to those goals and objectives being met and exceeded. After all, you are only as good as your team, so making sure they’re focused on a common goal at all times is vital. For some people, inspiring others to work hard can be difficult.

Getting the most from a Corporate Event


The world we live in can often be very impersonal, thanks to social media and other forms of online communications. As such, an event can add a personal touch to your business and, if done well, can forge long-term relationships with key stakeholders, especially your customers. Brand loyalty is a key focus for future growth in any business, and events are a fantastic way to show current customers how much you care, and potential customers what you can do for them.

Dealing with difficult employees


If you are in a managerial position and have staff members reporting to you, chances are at some stage during your career you are going to be dealing with difficult employees. Difficulties can manifest themselves in many ways, such as unproductive employees, those who aren’t capable of fulfilling their duties, people who are difficult to deal with and deliberately insubordinate, or who are either anti-social or don’t fit in from the company culture perspective. As a manager, it is your duty to deal with these issues quickly, before they spiral into a much bigger problem.

How to Build an Effective Workplace Team

A team is an important, dynamic unit working together to achieve success in accomplishing a goal. What determines how effectively a team will work together? Lots of things. To create an autonomous, hard-working, high-producing group of individuals is challenging, and there are many factors that will influence your team’s success. Here are 6 considerations to help you get started.

1-   Begin With the Right People

TEST your Communication


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.