First published at Smarter Business Ideas magazine, here.
The world of Olympic-level sport and the realities of running a small business have more similarities than differences according to Australian Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence.
First published by Smarter Business Magazine.
There’s nothing better than a face-to-face conversation. It doesn’t matter if it’s a team project update, a one-on-one with a potential client, or a management meeting – in each case, seeing each other improves the experience and the outcome.
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Team building is kind of like visiting Uluru. Or Macchu Picchu. Or the Great Wall of China. Until you’ve fronted up and experienced it, it might be easy to dismiss all the fuss.
Team building as a concept has weathered the storm of several over-enthusiastic – and in some cases expensive – fads throughout the decades. Commando-style rope courses, anyone? Spend just a few minutes researching the options
online and you’ll find companies large and small pitching their take on what makes a successful program. With more options than ever, team building practitioners have a stronger focus on tailoring events to your team’s requirements.
For example, if your team is getting the job done OK but is missing flair, creativity and innovation, events can be designed specifically to help spark thinking outside the box.
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It’s the right thing to do for the planet, your children and your community. In some cases, going green can also result in some tidy cost savings as you improve the efficiency of your business operations day-to-day.
But what benefits does going green deliver to your customers? In among all those fantastic “business opportunities” green pundits talk about, what can you pass on to your customers that they’ll be happy with – and even possibly pay more for? Kate Hennessy takes a magnifying glass to some innovative Australian small businesses that have changed their operations to benefit their customers, as well as make greener profits.
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