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What Are the Benefits of Problem Solving Activities?

10/07/2014

Problem-solving is an absolutely crucial skill for all managers. Fortunately it is a skill that can be taught. Above all, using problem-solving activities designed to focus on this skill allows teams to practise in a risk-free environment. That way participants can learn from their mistakes. How Do Problem-Solving Activities Work?…

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How Can Business Simulations Improve My Team?

09/07/2014

Business simulations allow teams the opportunity to run a business. In Northgate’s Hotel for example teams run a hotel for six ‘quarters’ (18 months in game time); in The Wine Bar Game they run a wine bar (over 6-12 weeks game time). What are the Benefits of a Good Business…

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What Can My Employees Gain From Teamwork Activities?

09/07/2014

If you think about it most employees spend by far the majority of their time with their heads down. They don’t get many opportunities to stand back and take a good look at their job and how they are doing it. And their circle of co-workers is often very small…

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Strengthen Your Team With Cooperative Team Building Activities

18/06/2014

All teams have their strengths and weaknesses, whether within professional sport, the public sector or a corporate environment. Developing team strengths and eradicating weaknesses are key objectives for any manager or team leader. Cooperative team building activities are a great way to develop team skills in any organisation. How Can…

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Teamwork Activities To Help Build Team Morale

18/06/2014

Every manager is well aware that high morale leads to better communication and co-operation in the workplace. Creating an environment where staff feel comfortable and keen to collaborate with peers makes a considerable difference to productivity in any organisation. How Do Teamwork Activities Build Team Morale? Teamwork activities let staff…

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What Are Ice Breaker Activities?

18/06/2014

Ice Breaker activities are a fun and effective way to get a training session or team building event off to a fantastic start. How Can Ice Breaker Activities Help My Staff? A well-planned interactive session, run before the main proceedings of a conference or training session, helps delegates get to…

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7 Great Coaching Tips

12/06/2014

As you know, coaching is not a one-off event but a continuous process.Good managers are coaching all the time both formally and in short, informal conversations. The aim is always to enthuse staff and encourage improved well-being and productivity. Here are 7 coaching tips that anyone can use: 1. The…

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What is Mindfulness?

28/05/2014

This appears to be newly-minted word that has a number of meanings and is being widely used in training circles at the moment. So what exactly does it mean? First of all it suggests a certain focus. In the current world of Facebook, Linkedin, the Internet et al it’s very…

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Learning at Work Week 19-25 May 2014

12/05/2014

Northgate is proud to be supporting this year's Learning at Work Week which is taking place from 19 to 25 May 2014. As part of our involvement in Learning at Work Week, we are offering the FREE Northgate SuperTask! icebreaker plus a 10% discount on all orders until 25 May…

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