Used to revitalise
tired delegates during your conference, as an icebreaker prior to the start
of your conference or as a memorable ending. Activities arranged to
suit any timeslot from 30 mins upwards.
The Prince's Trust is an organisation that helps young people fulfil their potential.
They work with 16 to 25 year olds who face disadvantage - offering them the support, encouragement and basic financial assistance they need to achieve their goals. Through a variety of programmes across the UK, the Prince's Trust removes young people's barriers to success, helping them use their own vitality to power into life.
Hydroactive works alongside the Prince's Trust and team leaders in providing a week long residential team build for 16 - 25 year olds. Hydroactive has been involved with Princes Trust for 10 years now and has developed the program by using outdoor activities and various classroom and practical sessions to develop groups of youngsters into a team and set them up ready for their 12 week program. This residential week can also be used partly or wholly with any young adults as an aid to helping them to interact with each other and experience new and exciting challenges.
Currently Hydroactive is working at Drum Hill Scout Camp, an excellent Derby based residential centre with indoor and outdoor facilities including a low ropes course and abseil tower. We are working with groups from Derby, Birmingham, Norfolk, Norwich and Kings Lynn.
Hydroactive offers the following services -
corporate team building, corporate entertainment events, medieval company fun
days, jobseeker confidence building events for Fern and New Deal
Trust teambuilding events.
building is a speciality, with regular work for midlands based Prince's Trust
providers and New Deal confidence boosting
courses for jobseekers.
Teamwork is the concept of people working together to achieve a common
The concept has spread from the world of sports where team building
is well known and
to business, so much so that it is in danger of being considered by some
as an empty buzzword, or a form of corporate-speak. Team Building is
very often despised by corporate employees. An interesting for of team
building is obviously the way forward. That is where Hydroactive Team
building and corporate events score. In the 21st century, as people are
becoming more sophisticated and society is
technically advanced, working as a team makes it easier to accomplish
goals. Some things cannot be accomplished by people working individually.
Larger, ambitious goals usually require that people work together with
other people. Anyone who has ever been to a job interview will invariably
be asked what the concept of teamwork means to them. The reason for this
is because companies today want people who are team players, people
who are able to get along with their colleagues and work together in
a cohesive group. Because teamwork is the desired goal of many organisations
today, they will often go to the effort of coordinating team building
in an attempt to get people to work as a team rather than as individuals.
Skills Needed For Team building and teamwork
There are seven essential skills that one must learn in order to be
able to successfully adopt the concept of teamwork. These skills
are:-1. Listening - it is important to listen to other people's ideas.
When people are allow to freely express their ideas, these initial
produce other ideas. Hydroactive team building develops this skill
in a variety of different ways. 2. Questioning - it is important to
ask questions, interact, and discuss the objectives
the team. One of the key features of Hydroactive team building corporate
events is the emphasis given to questioning. 3. Persuading
individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and
then to ultimately rethink their ideas. Any Hydroactive corporate
team building event will put your team in situations where persuasion
and negotiation are important to the success of the team. 4. Respecting
- it is important to treat others with respect and to support
ideas. This is at the centre of Hydroactive team building activities.
- it is crucial to help one's coworkers, which is the general
theme of teamwork. Teams will need to build this skill in order to
succeed on our team building activities.6. Sharing - it is important
to share with the team to create an environment of
of the team are encouraged to participate
in the team. Those who don't, hinder the team's chances of success.
The forming-storming-norming-performing model takes the team through
four stages of team building and development and maps quite well
on to many project management life cycle models, such as initiation -
- realisation. Forming
In the first phase, the forming of the team takes place. The team meets
and learns about the opportunity, agrees on goals and on the resources
necessary to tackle the task. Team members tend to still behave quite
independently. Every group will then enter the storming stage in which
different ideas compete for
consideration. During this phase, the team addresses issues such as what problems
supposed to solve, how they will function and what leadership model they will
accept. This is a crucial time for introducing team building activities.
The storming stage is necessary to the growth of the team. At some point,
team members adjust their behaviors to each other as they developing
working habits that make the teamwork seem more natural and fluid. Team
members often work through this stage by agreeing on rules, values, shared
methods, working tools and even taboos. During this phase, team members
begin to trust each other. Motivation increases as the team gets more
acquainted with the project. Team building activities can help greatly
with this stage. Some teams will reach the performing stage. These high-performing
as a unit as they find ways to get the job done smoothly and effectively without
for external supervision.
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