Category: Learning

How to turn role play into a positive experience

We’ve all experienced that inward groan when we are told we have to participate in something we really don’t feel comfortable doing, and I think we can all agree that a common cause of this is hearing the dreaded words ‘and now we’re going to practice that through a spot of role play’. It seems that it’s al...

How do I choose the most effective Team Building activity?

Perhaps you’re working with an ineffective team, morale is low, but you can’t quite pinpoint where the tensions lay and are therefore powerless to improve them. You might be aware of the issues within your team, and want to observe them remotely to assess the impact they are having on your business and come up with...

Our Secret to Successful Engagement in Team Building

Murder Mystery? Understandably, most people I meet have only ever encountered the world of murder mystery in a party environment, sitting round a dinner table trying to fathom the complicated instructions from a box set through a haze of wine.  Therefore, it can be difficult to imagine how on earth the format can, for...

Why SMEs should continue the Christmas cheer into 2019

Blue Monday? Whether or not you believe in the formula behind the phenomenon of Blue Monday (a term apparently devised by a Dr Cliff Arnall, describing the most miserable day of the year), it’s clear to everyone that January is a bit of a depressing month, not least when we return to work after a potentially long bre...

Recruitment is a two-way street – how can you stand out?

Graduate Recruitment It’s that time of the year where many large businesses are in the process of searching for the cream of the graduate crop to join their team, with typical graduate schemes looking to run assessment days around March and April, following the rounds of initial applications post-summer results day. ...

5 reasons why murder mysteries are an effective team building activity

5 Reasons why Murder Mysteries make an Effective Teambuilding Activity from Helen Saxton ...

6 Skills a Murder Mystery activity will boost

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Work, Rest, and Plays

Although I’ve been running Charaderie since 2004, it was only in May of 2016 that I took the plunge and gave up all other (safe, regularly paid) work to concentrate on fully developing and growing the business. Previously, I’d worked at Wedding Presents Direct (now The Wedding Present Co) for 10 years, and received...

A Murder to Die For

Did you get a set of pants for Christmas that you didn’t really want?  Not me! It’s no surprise that as we get older, we become increasingly difficult to buy presents for, and a great number of my friends and family are now buying an experience for their loved ones, rather than wasting money on some unwanted under...

Winner Winner!

Winning is very exciting (especially if, like me, you’re not hugely competitive and therefore it doesn’t happen very often).  It might be a game of Cluedo or the Egg & Spoon race at the school sports day, where your reward is simply the thrill of taking part and the simple pleasure of coming first with no thou...