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Corporate Team Building - Corporate Entertainment - Corporate Fun Day - Conference Breaks

Successful teams don't just happen - they are built.

There is more to team building than sending management out into the wilds for a few days. We have a wide variety of team building events that are more enjoyable and more cost effective.

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Conference break activities

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.

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Medieval Corporate Event

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.

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to deliver an effective Prince's Trust course.

Hydroactive (GB) Ltd. :: 28 Preston Close, Stanton under Bardon, Markfield, LE67 9TX :: Telephone 01530 244 226 :: Mobile 07939 073 499

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Hydroactive offers the following services - corporate team building, corporate entertainment events, medieval company fun days, jobseeker confidence building events for Fern and New Deal and Prince's Trust teambuilding events.

Non-corporate team 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 goal.

The concept has spread from the world of sports where team building is well known and accepted, 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 becoming more 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 events in an attempt to get people to work as a team rather than as individuals. Contents

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 ideas will 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 of 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 their ideas. This is at the centre of Hydroactive team building activities. 5. Helping - 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 teamwork.7. Participating - all members of the team are encouraged to participate in the team. Those who don't, hinder the team's chances of success.

Team Development
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 - definition - planning - 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 they 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, the team will enter the norming stage. During this phase, 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 teams are able to function as a unit as they find ways to get the job done smoothly and effectively without the need for external supervision.

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