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Importance of Corporate Teambuilding

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 23, 2017

In this highly competitive business environment and constant changes companies and workers alike are constantly faced with, corporate must therefore turn to more effective ways to make sure that the workforce is sensitized and agile enough to undertake tasks as they get even more complex. This should serve not only as a means to achieve higher productivity and withstand even the toughest competition from emerging markets but also to help companies prepare for the challenges that the future is destined to bring.

By looking for new innovative ways, methods or programs for employee engagement to learn to  adapt to the trepid and ever changing economic climate, corporate prepares workers for even the most volatile and aggressive work conditions and enables them to put in their best while fostering a highly motivated and productive environment.

Enter Team building! Team building is not only an innovative idea but also highly necessary as companies stand to gain several benefits from adopting this practice.  By recognising that the quality of results obtained in any work environment is directly dependent on the human connections between workers and aiming to further improve that connection, organization set themselves up to ascend in their business performance. 

These are the notable benefits of Team Building activities: 

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Topics: team building, corporate team building activities

The Soft Skills that Musicians have that Employers want

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 22, 2017

Soft skills are the individual personalities, qualities and communication skills required for success at work. These skills are usually less quantifiable than hard skills that incorporate particular knowledge or capabilities. 

These soft skills describe how a person interacts in his or her associations with others.

Unlike hard skills that are studied and pursued, soft skills include things like feelings or bits of knowledge that enable individuals to "read" others. Soft skills are imperative to the accomplishment of all organizations, especially client centered companies.

Many individuals who consider themselves “musicians” often times go the extra length to gain and develop these skills. Here are some examples of the types of soft skills that musicians possess:

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Topics: team building, band, team bonding, music teambuilding, soft skills, music team bonding

Training Agility as part of your Corporate Learning and Development Program

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 20, 2017

Agility is a currently a commonly discussed topic since it tends to the most essential issue in business – moving quick, reacting to client needs, and adjusting to changes in your own particular market.  

Innovation has changed almost every industry, driving a need to wind up agility in professions such as retail, healthcare and many others. Organisations now need to learn, relearn and adapt fast to business climate and leadership changes. The need for change management is at an all-time high. 

After all, agile organizations perform their best by adapting to ever evolving business conditions. So how do you jumpstart and maintain corporate agility? 

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Topics: change management, agility, leadership, teamwork, learning and development

Questions to ask before choosing a Team Building Vendor Consultant or Team Bonding Activity in Singapore

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 6, 2017

Singapore, though a small island, is home to many great team building activities. Due to the fact that it is a regional hub for many multi-national companies as well, many corporate retreats and fun team bonding, team building activities are strategically conducted here in Singapore. 

Presented with choices of many different varieties of teambuilding activities, vendors, consultants and an allocated budget.  How does a Corporate Organiser (a manager from a company) tasked to arrange a quarterly or yearly team building event for his or her colleagues, make a strategic and  informed decision on which to finally choose?

Here is a list of questions that can be served as a checklist before the Corporate Organiser commits to a teambuilding Vendor or Activity.

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Topics: team building activity singapore, team building vendor singapore, team building consultant singapore

11 Reasons That Hinder Effective Team Collaboration

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 5, 2017

Collaboration is a working practice whereby people cooperate to a typical reason to accomplish business advantage. It empowers people to cooperate and accomplish a common team goal. 

In our current day and age, it is essential to collaborate in order to meet the ever increasing standards of organisational performance and goals. An organisation with effective teambuilding collaboration can be propelled to great heights. However, many corporate teams are still operating below their true potential, due to lack of collaboration.

It is important for corporate teams to set aside time to fully evaluate their teams and to identify and solve any standing issues. Thus, our need to understand some of the reasons as  to why corporate teams struggle to collaborate effectively as stated below: 

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Strategies to Improve Team Collaboration

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 5, 2017

In a corporate environment, there are many different departments that come together to form a well-functioning organisation. Everyone has a part to play to ensure the success of the team. Everyone is unique in their own ways so when they come together in their strengths, they are able to produce great results and ideas. 

So it is no surprise that active team collaboration plays an essential part in the successes of an organisation. Leaders and team members alike should constantly strive to improve the quality of team collaboration and work better with their colleagues.

In this article, we will explore some of the key strategies to improve team collaboration.

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The Benefits of Humour at Workplace

Posted by Daniel Kan on August 4, 2017

“Humour is the possibility of particular cognitive experiences to incite laughter and provide amusement.” - Wikipedia

Good humour, according to Grenville Kleiser, is a tonic for the mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Humour can be a strong and useful tool to get ahead in the workplace. However, when used incorrectly, humour can be perceived wrongly and cause damage. So, it is an important topic of study for proper understanding of leadership and communication in a working environment.

As someone who uses a lot of humour, I am interested in what makes for an effective joke in various settings and what undermines my efforts. So, I found this research on how humour relates to status and competence really fascinating.

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Topics: humor, workplace



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