Whether it is dragonboating or competing in the HK marathon, getting your team out there on the sports pitch is great for team bonding and boosting morale. To give your team the boost it needs to edge out your industry rivals, make sure your team is prepared!

1. Dress for success
This motto applies in the office but also on the sporting arena too. Having a corporate sports gear kit not only looks great but identifies who and what you are fighting for. Branded lifestyle merchandise, like corporate team kits, can make you feel more confident in your abilities, which could lead to an improved focus, motivation, and gains. According to the Journal for Experimental Social Psychology, clothing influences behavior and attitudes because it carries a symbolic meaning so what you wear subconsciously affects how you perform. Sports psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader for the New York Mets likens putting on sports gear to getting into character for performance. “As a result, you expect to have a better performance, making you more mentally prepared for the task.”

2. Keep your team hydrated
According to research, when exercising, losing 2% of your body weight in fluids can cause measurable decreases in performance. Losing more than 3% of your body weight can cause heat exhaustion and even heat stroke in warm humid conditions. Thirst itself is not a reliable indicator of dehydration too so remind your team members to drink up to stay on top of their game. During competition, athletes can sweat out 6-10% of their body weight so arming your team with the right gear to keep themselves hydrated is an important part of every corporate team kit.

Camelbak bottles for corporate team hydration
Keep hydrated, athletes can lose as much as 10% of their body weight during competition

3. Motivate and recognize effort
Whilst it is great to win, the experiences of competing together and the camaraderie earned along the way is equally important. Being part of your corporate sports team should be recognized as the benefits can continue long after the event is over. Before the event, motivate with winners trophies, keep them on the toes with training cards and leaderboards, stir up team rivalry to keep them amped. During the event, supporters gear can keep spirits high and after the event, cool down and recognize everyone’s hard work with individual or team medals (or even an ice cold beer!). All great ways to celebrate achievements made across the board.

So, corporate team kits, hydration and recognition are 3 ways to get your team amped and ready for the main event. We have a range of premium corporate gifts to choose from.

Leave a comment about how you like to prepare your corporate teams for battle!

Corporate team medals and trophies
Team recognition can have lasting benefits long after the event is over

When was the last time you gave or received praise in your organization?  It may have been a while ago or even just today but whenever it was, it felt good didn’t it?  Employee recognition is acknowledging where a person or team have gone above and beyond usual expectations to achieve and support the goals and values of the organization.  So why should we recognize the great work that our employees give every day and how can we do it?

Employee recognition confirms their work has meaning and is valued by others. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.

One study carried out in the UK showed happier staff were 12% more productive, citing that the happier workers were, used their time more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality.  On the other hand, those who do not have any recognition practices generally experience lower productivity and higher turnover.

Branded Moleskine notebooks are popular for their practicality and usefulness in and out of the office.

Moleskine Custom Edition - Harneys
Revered the world over, a custom Moleskine helps to tell your story. Complete with foil hotstamping and custom bellyband

Improved Staff Retention

Increased retention of quality employees.  By creating a positive work environment that addresses the emotional needs of employees you build a strong company culture of loyalty.  A survey of over 200,000 participants worldwide by Boston Consulting Group  found that the most important factor to most people is a simple desire: appreciation for their work.

One such way is to make sure everyone looks and feels part of the company. Whether its is for daily work wear or for a corporate retreat, quality company branded merchandise is a great productive way to reward your staff as well as promote your corporate identity.

Quality company branded merchandise is a great productive way to reward your staff as well as promote your corporate identity.

Employee recognition can also be represented by a solid momento and presented to teams and individuals for company wide recognition.  These are designed to honour some of the most significant professional milestones achieved by your team resulting in improved morale, productivity, teamwork and lower staff turnover.

 

How will you recognize your team?

Awards Cabinet - Trapezium Prism Award
Custom mixed material awards
From acrylic, wood, metal, crystal, we can help you create a custom gift sets or pieces you and your recipients will be proud of

HB&P Interactive Conference

Corporates are organizing and attending more live events than ever before. From conferences to networking events to cocktail parties, the demand for live experiences and greater audience engagement is on the rise.

So if you want your event to stand out, you need to offer attendees an engaging, interactive experience.

How to get started — and inspired — here’s an idea!

One such format is an interactive conference. These sessions are led by a facilitator who guides the discussion with one or more experts. Instead of the usual handraising at the end of the session, attendees have the freedom to use mobile activated technology to raise their thoughts and questions. Not only is this quick it also allows even the shyest person in the audience to have a voice on a the wider stage – not just the bravest!

Interactive Conference
Gain audience engagement and gather instant feedback with an interactive conference

The facilitator and speaker can access these throughout the conference and answer the most thought provoking or popular questions posed by the audience. Similarly, on-the-spot polls can be conducted to gather instant feedback from the audience – something that would have taken a lot of prior preparation in the old days!

If quietly listening to a speaker drone on at a conference doesn’t resonate with you its unlikely to resonate with your audience either. That’s why many events are turning to new ways to engage and satisfy attendees.

How will you like to engage your audience at your next conference?