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Kelly Gillies

Help your team perform better, the simple solution!

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Could avoiding the office be the solution to better team performance?

You betchya!

Great leaders must create high performing and collaborative teams. Teams who trust each other, are inspired by the tasks at hand and who crave the magic to unlock creativity in order to innovate and kick big hairy goals. Teams that have a special motivation and spark.

But can this team culture come to life in the everyday office environment? Can the constraints of your floor plan, work space and office design enable you to deliver much wanted creative spaces and allow you the ability and room to enable performance pods’, solution squads and project teams?

The solution could be as simple as scheduling regular work excursions! Remember the thrill of school excursions? The excitement, anticipation, experience and the adventure. Lasting connections and memories created. This could be the secret to improving your team dynamic.

Whether once a week, monthly or at key business cycles, break free from the office environment and revive and relax your team with a work excursion. Build their connective, creative and collaborative culture.

Unlock your teams potential and eliminate the office fatigue with a change of surrounds.

15 Fun Meeting Hacks

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We’ve all been in ‘that’ meeting, struggling to stay awake and keep interested from one topic to the next. Whether you are the organiser, attending or presenting, here are some fun meeting hacks to take your meetings next level.

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  1. Start at an unusual time like 8:49 am and start exactly on time
  2. Meet somewhere different or unusual, like the nearby coffee shop. Grab a takeaway and walk and talk on your way to the venue
  3. Insert a random item into the agenda to see who’s pre-read it. Like a joke or a funny / topical item to discuss (eg Should we be concerned that the printer & microwave are spying on us?)
  4. Before the meeting starts give everyone a key word that they have to seamlessly incorporate into the meeting. Like ‘pineapple’ or ‘konnichiwa’, give a penalty for anyone who didn’t do it and reward the most creative reference of the day.
  5. Cover your most important items first, then take a break and do some creative brainstorming.
  6. Playing a fast rotating game of ping pong is a winner for waking up the grey matter!
  7. Ask attendees to share their best ‘doodle art’ that they have created during the meeting (keep it clean guys!)
  8. Give everyone a sheet of mandala colouring in designs and pencils and schedule in some creative time in small bites during the day.
  9. After lunch get an attendee to do a short presentation on something they are passionate about.
  10. Bring some lego for attendees to construct and create during the meeting. Busy hands help busy minds.
  11. Have a bake off. Ask attendees to bake something and bring it along for the morning and afternoon breaks. Yummy treats + a prize for the best baker = everyone wins!
  12. Bring in an exercise bike for people to jump on when they are feeling flat and need a quick burst of energy.
  13. Add a secret image onto each page of your presentation to see if attendees pick up on it. Just like they do in kids book where a mouse will appear on each page but in a different sneaky spot and is not part of the story.  Note: this is possibly more amusing for the presenter than anyone else.
  14. Finish right on time but end on a positive note with something special for everyone, or one person in particular. Eg branded stationary item for everyone or a massage voucher for a high achiever (pick me, pick me!)
  15. Take everyone out for a drink afterwards – Yas, beeeeer!

Share with us some of your best meeting ideas on how you have fun getting your team involved!

Like some more help on fun ideas for your next meeting? Drop us a line at hello@sharespace.biz and let’s talk.  We’ve got a creative meeting space right here and plenty of ideas to share.