We enjoyed some genuine team-building at our recent Eleven Recruitment away day in Staffordshire. We're already a close-knit team but everyone benefits from time to connect and share ideas away from a hectic office.
We were privileged to spend the outdoor part of our day in the beautiful Roaches nature reserve on the edge of the Peak District National Park, managed by the charity Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The charity’s volunteer groups do an amazing job carrying out essential conservation work to protect the wildlife and rare wild habitats, as well as improving visitor access.
Teamwork was essential in the orienteering challenge, including a dramatic rescue of one of our team members from Doxey pool!
As well as brainstorming, competitive hill walking and a delicious afternoon tea, we also took part in a personality profiling exercise, to help our communication skills both within the team and externally.
Everyone really enjoyed the exercise – a very relatable concept breaking personalities into 4 distinct areas with specific traits, pros and cons. We got some great insights into what makes us tick and how we interact with our colleagues and others. A key take away from the process was how we can adapt our interactions if we understand someone’s personality type – an essential skill for successful teamwork.
Some of our team have even profiled their whole family including pets!
Teamwork is often talked about and when you get it right, it can really mean that the whole is much more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Here is just a little flavour of our team-building day in action