5 steps to to keep your team motivated and productive in lockdown

5 steps to to keep your team motivated and productive in lockdown

Ok, so we’re a long way into lockdown and the novelty has worn off. The early days of videos from people using sock puppets to eat cars and singing together from their balconies have been and gone viral and most of us have adapted the home set up and schedule where we can.  But beyond … Continued

The 4 Steps of Effective Team Building

The 4 Steps of Effective Team Building

Growing up you might have heard the cliche, Together Everyone Achieves More. Right? Eyeroll! It’s kind of cringe-worthy, but year after year schoolyards are filled with structured fun activities to build teams and teach kids the benefits of working together. But those lessons shouldn’t stop at the ringing of the final school bell.  No matter … Continued

Active vs. Passive Team Building — And Why You Need Both

Active vs. Passive Team Building — And Why You Need Both

Every business is unique. No matter where you are or what you do, everyone in your business and everything you do is different. But there is one thing every business and every enterprise shares in common: people. Managing the human element of your organisation — both individuals and teams — is crucial for efficiency and … Continued

4 Ways Team Building Helps Build Trust

4 Ways Team Building Helps Build Trust

“Team work makes the dream work”, might be a cliche, but putting the right group of people together and getting them to work well can pay real dividends for your business. Whether it’s carers in a care home, waitstaff in a busy restaurant or bar or salespeople making sure your customers get the attention and … Continued

Team Building: The Complete Guide

Team Building: The Complete Guide

When you hear the words team building strung together in a sentence, what comes to mind?  Maybe you’re inwardly cringing at repressed memories of those intrusive and awkward ice-breaker questions your manager insisted on asking every new team member in their first meeting. Or, perhaps you have residual PTSD from that time you were made … Continued

Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Scaling an Engineering Team in a Fast Growth, VC-Backed Business

Starting a tech business is exciting, but growing up can be painful. Drawing on Planday’s journey from its creation in a Danish bar to its rapid expansion and recent historic VC investment, our Chief Product and Technology Officer, Chris Micklethwaite explains how to navigate the growth of a software business and where to expect challenges, … Continued

Creating The Best Work Schedule For Your Healthcare Team

Creating The Best Work Schedule For Your Healthcare Team

Oh, the dreaded staff schedule. Are you spending more hours working on it than you care to admit? You’re not the only one. Even though effective staff scheduling is critical to creating a great working environment and improving staff retention at care homes, assisted living facilities and healthcare businesses across the UK, few tasks can … Continued

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Effective managers must possess several key leadership skills. One of the most crucial is the ability to manage team conflicts.

Why giving your team feedback is so important

Why giving your team feedback is so important

Make no mistake: regular feedback is the glue that holds a productive, engaged team together. The numbers back this up, too. Turnover rates drop by almost 15% when employees are the on the receiving end of regular feedback.

How to show your team some love: 6 Tips to successful people management

How to show your team some love: 6 Tips to successful people management

Have you ever been served by someone who isn’t happy and still felt you had a good experience? Unlikely.