“Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same; I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insane!” – Led Zeppelin
Successful communication is an integral part of any group or team – whether it’s a school class or a FTSE 100 company – and yet it is so easy to get wrong. Here are a few tips for effective communication. (and keeping your sanity!
Global training specialists, AquaTerra Training Ltd unveiled a new safety initiative in partnership with Magicians and Facilitators, Fifth Dimension, on Thursday 10th December at the company’s headquarters in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.
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Have you heard the one about the unhappy worker who was too stressed to come into work? It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the punchline is certainly no laughing matter – figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that around 13 million working days are lost each year due to work-related stress alone.
That’s why businesses could do worse than remember the old maxim ‘laughter is the best medicine’.
It is often said in jest that humans have a tendency to resemble their pets. However what about the parallels that can be drawn between our work personas and the animal kingdom?
We’ve had a bit of fun categorising staff into a number of worker ‘types’, which, once recognised, can help when it comes to appreciating the ranges of skills and experiences present in a team and allocating work accordingly. We present our take on Zoomanity in the work place.
Do you recognise any of your colleagues here?
Team Development has long been recognised as a vital component of a successful organisation. Business people the world over talk about working as a team, building the team, feeling part of a team, but a surprisingly small proportion really understand how to create the experience of team work, or how to develop an effective team.
We managed to get a nice piece of coverage in the press earlier this week.
Training firm Fifth Dimension has enjoyed a 36% increase in turnover after securing a clutch of international contracts.
Sales in 2013 hit a record high for the firm which takes an unusual ‘magically enhanced’ approach to health and safety.