We have a wide variety of knowledge and experience in different fields, but our work makes use of three particular influences:
In addition, our values drive the way we run our business.
Belbin Team Roles
In the 1970s, Dr Meredith Belbin and his research team at Henley Management College set about observing teams, with a view to finding out where and how these differences come about. As the research progressed, the research revealed that the difference between success and failure for a team was not dependent on factors such as intellect, but more on behaviour.
The research team began to identify separate clusters of behaviour, each of which formed distinct team contributions or “Team Roles”. A Team Role came to be defined as: “A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way.” It was found that different individuals displayed different Team Roles to varying degrees. 9 Team Roles were eventually identified.
Belbin Team Roles theory is now widely used across the world, to help create high-performing teams and help people to work together more effectively, in a variety of sectors.
For more details see: Belbin.com
The Scrum Framework, developed by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in the early 1990s, has had a revolutionary impact on the technology sector, with many hugely successful tech businesses employing Scrum (or a Scrum-like variant).
Scrum offers a set of features to aid the delivery of products and projects in an increasingly complex world, but, at heart, it is a lightweight framework to enable a small, agile team of people to work together effectively.
Although well known as a process framework for software development, Scrum is increasingly used in a variety of contexts, to develop software, hardware, embedded software, networks of interacting function, autonomous vehicles, schools, government, marketing and managing the operation of organizations.
For more details see: scrumguides.org
Escape rooms are a fun entertainment concept in which a team of people are locked in a room and have to solve a series of puzzles to escape within a set time limit. They have been around about ten years and are popular across the world.
Escape rooms are an ideal team building activity, providing a unique opportunity for each team member to contribute to the shared goal of escaping the room.
Escape Rooms Cheltenham use Belbin Team Roles theory to create puzzles that draw out the different Belbin behavioural tendencies, making the perfect base for team building activities.