Why Team Building Rewards & Incentivies
Performers hitting the high seas
- The Age Newspaper March
- How can corporate team-building
events such as the ones you offer help boost morale for
On a number of fronts:
1. ‘The Right Carrot'- recognition for outstanding
performance or an outstanding reward.
As a reward or incentive for reaching agreed sales goals or
achieving the highest sales targets. Often the Teams choose
their own reward and cooking classes and sailing are unique,
appealing and fun.
2. Team Vision
Conversely it's important for high achieving individuals and
sales teams to understand that they don't work in isolation.
They are team members, a part of a bigger organisation. Not
only does a business require a number of motivated high achievers
in the sales department, it also requires all the motivated
ancillary team members who have other equally important roles
within the organisation.
Our Team Building activities bring all of these team members
together and whilst individuals can be recognised, through
a ‘special celebration', the focus is always on the
Team result, ‘the big picture' and its shared experience.
Reward the whole Team!
Be it sailing a yacht together to a dockside location for
lunch, sail around a course and win the race or producing
a fantastic dinner, not just one good course, our Team Building
activities help boost morale and reward all members of the
- What is the difference between
the cooking activities you offer and the sailing, in terms
of the type of team-building experience it offers? Does
one suit a particular type of personality more than the
Tony Legg Charts New Waters -
The Herald Sun, 9 December 2003
Ideal for small established business units of 5 to 35 team
The parallels of sailing a yacht and managing a business unit
are closely related. The aim is to increase communication,
develop respect and improve relationships between Team Members.
In sailing you recognise that you have to have a skipper calling
the moves. The skipper is responsible for keeping the yacht
on course and sailing the yacht as fast as possible. Conditions
change and the skipper may not see or recognise all these
changes, so it's imperative that others also communicate and
indicate changes in the conditions. It may be another boat
and you need to avoid a crash, a big wave that will slow you
down or an unfavourable wind change that takes you away from
your intended course.
The skipper considers this information and makes a decision
to change tack or direction. But how does the crew know what
There must be a plan and the various moves and actions in
that plan must be coordinated so every crew member knows what
they have to do and when to do it. Not all the tasks are the
same, no one task is more important than another, because
if one task is not done well it will impact on the efficient
change of direction.
The more the crew plan, train and communicate the more cohesive
they become and the smoother the change of direction and acceleration
onto the new course.
Team Building - The Age Newspaper
A team is a group of people working towards a common goal.
Team cooking works effectively in situations where team members
are not together on a regular basis because they work in a
different location, city or state. Others who benefit from
Team Cooking include members of project management teams or
individuals who are high achievers and may feel negative towards
other team members because they see them as under achieving.
Team Cooking is also a great activity where all the team members
share in the ‘fruits of their labour'.
The Team is broken down into smaller units , each with a nominated
leader. Each team is responsible for a particular course but
must work with other units to decide on the menu order, the
timing and the logistics to ensure the delivery of a professionally
catered event .
- Is the
idea of outsourcing team-building activities like those
your company offers something that is becoming more popular
Major Teambuilding programs are frequently
conducted "off-site". This allows participants to
get away from the workplace physically (minimizing disruptions)
and mentally (opening their thinking to new points of view).
Out sourcing team building activities also provides a diverse
range of activities with flexible financial options depending
on clients' budgets and time constraints.
As professional consultants we can help our clients identify
what messages they would like to push through their sessions,
facilitate the event or give the client the tools necessary
to do it themselves, implement the feedback and measurement
- What do you think corporations
are hoping to achieve, in terms of addressing their sales
team's strength or weaknesses through activities like the
sailing or cooking?
The most successful team building activities
are ones where the corporations have done sufficient preliminary
work prior to the selected team building activity. These corporations
have a strong corporate culture and team vision for a common
Some will include their own workplace psychologist or Training
Managers to observe and participate in the activity. Others
will request our organisation to organise this process.
In many situations the strengths and weakness will become
obvious once removed from the normal workplace environment.
Everyone is now on a level playing field.
How team members behave is often a true indication of their
The combination of both mental and physical challenges presented
during the events ensures that all team members are able to
participate in supporting the team. Our programs reinforce
the skills that differentiate successful teams. The Teams
return refreshed, focused, motivated, confident and proud.
Apply: finally we capture the lessons learned on the
activity and apply the learning back to their usual work environment
where they can use their new knowledge, skills and behaviors
and where appropriate, transfer this learning to others
- What other
incentives does your business provide to companies wishing
to inspire sales teams?
A range of Gift Vouchers for Personal
sailing and cooking lessons.
- Unique Gift ideas like our Nautical
Bed and Breakfast
- Vouchers for Personal Sailing Lessons
- Adventure sailing Tours
- Corporate Team Video Production
- Gift baskets of regional Wine and
on the Sea - The Great Outdoors
Channel 7 Febaury 2005
- Why are incentives so important?
Motivation of sales staff commonly
focuses on sales results, but nobody can actually 'do' a result.
What matters in achieving results is people's attitude and
activity and the areas of opportunity on which the attitude
and activity is directed.
Sales teams generally comprise people who seek greater responsibility.
They also seek recognition, achievement, self-development
Organisations know it makes good sense to offer these opportunities
and incentives to staff, because we know that doing so will
have a motivational effect on them, and also encourage them
to work on opportunities that are likely to produce increasing
returns on their efforts?
Incentives are the Icing on the
cake. Incentives are a good way to show staff
they are appreciated as the sales leaders by always trying
to put a fresh twist into the incentive programs to help stimulate
and motivate the sales team.
- What can
you tell me about feedback from particular clients and the
effect it has had on staff?
The feedback from our clients is very
positive. It's important we get a clear brief from the client
prior to their activity. We are then able to match the aims
and outcomes of the activity to those of the teams. In this
way we meet their expectations and hopefully exceed them.
Words like ‘wonderful', ‘amazing', ‘bonded
well' and ‘very positive' are some of the comments and
feedback from our clients.
- Do companies who use your team-building
activities or sales rewards incentives report a direct boost
in morale / job enjoyment / professional pride?
Yes they do. We have many clients who
have used our activities on numerous repeat occasions for
the same team and other teams with their organisations. Often
Teams will tell other Teams within their organisation about
how successful the activity has been or via internal newsletters.
SEA Leggs Corporate
Team Building Melbourne . Offering innovative and unique
Team Building activities such as Corporate Cooking Classes
from 5 to over 500, Corporate Team Building Sailing, Melbourne
Docklands Treasure Hunt, Team Building Dancing Programs, Corporate
Event Management Melbourne, Yacht Charters, Corporate Sailing
Regattas and Fun
We also provide:
Please contact us to discuss customising a program for your
Tony Legg: 0425752745
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In the field of
teaching, he has both outdoors hands-on and classroom teaching
originally qualified in Outdoor education with the Victorian
is a certificated instructor in windsurfing, skiing and sailing,
has taught hospitality and professional cookery at East Gippsland
College of TAFE, was a catering and training manager in the
wilds of New Guinea and taught professional cooking and Event
Management at William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne