Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: will share prices recover?

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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Amid the devastation of Covid-19 and the subsequent stock market crash, we’ve now started to hear about ‘green shoots’ of hope. Spain and Italy – the two European countries most affected by the virus – have both now consistently reported falling numbers of daily new cases and deaths.Both Spain and Italy are widely considered to be further along the outbreak curve than the UK. As such, they serve as benchmarks as to what the UK’s trajectory will look like. From this, it appears the virus in the UK will reach its peak this week. This brings a renewed sense of optimism.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…There is even hope that containment measures may be eased back as early as the start of May. Obviously, this is good news. In an ideal world, everything would then go back to normal, and share prices would recover to levels seen before the stock market crash.Not so fastHowever, I believe that we still need to exercise caution when it comes to investing in stocks right now. As far as I can see, there are still downside risks.What started as a health crisis and led to the stock market crash, is now in danger of turning into a larger humanitarian and economic crisis, with big implications. Pictures from India and from refugee camps around the world have reinforced just how devastating this could be for those less developed nations that aren’t able to provide safety nets.Social distancing measures are likely to be in force, in some capacity, for months to come. There may be a period during which we loosen containment measures, only to reinforce them later on, if cases being to surge again.What about the economy?The longer this goes on, the more people are going to lose their jobs and the more businesses will fail. All around the world, incomes will fall and economic activity will be supressed.Economic commentators have gone from debating whether or not there will be a recession, to questioning what kind of economic recovery there will be. Whether there will be V-, U-, or L-shaped recovery, will to a large extent determine the performance of the stock market in the short and medium term. Basically, the longer the recession and subsequent recovery, the bigger the impact on the stock market.But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be investing in stocks. I still strongly believe that now is a good time to invest, for those with long investment horizons. It’s just that there could be some bumps along the way, particularly in the short term.With that in mind, it’s important that we only invest in quality companies, the kind we are happy owning for an indefinite period. We shouldn’t just be buying shares because they have lost value in the stock market crash. Instead, we should be buying them because we believe they will grow to become bigger, stronger, more profitable businesses than they are today. And if that comes to fruition, then its almost certain that our investments will perform well in the long term.In times like these, it’s important to be hopeful. But as investors, we also need to be careful too. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Thomas Carr | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Thomas Carrlast_img read more

Passion behind Stade Français Top 14 success

first_imgBut Stade’s position is not quite as rosy as their shirts. When Thomas Savare, like his father a passionate rugby fan, decided to rescue Stade Français it was against the wishes of his two sisters. Their discontent has deepened as their brother’s initial investment has swelled to an estimated €30m.Old heads: Felipe Contepomi played for Stade in less stable financial timesMatters came to a head 12 months ago when the sisters were “evicted” from Oberthur’s management board, a move for which they are currently seeking redress at a commercial tribunal. Last month their lawyer claimed that Oberthur’s investment in Stade Français was “ruinous and too risky.” Even the patriarch of the family, Jean-Pierre, has allegedly expressed privately his “strong concern” at the amount of the money swallowed up by Stade Français since 2011 although he continues to support his son publicly.The sisters can point to the €8m of losses suffered by Stade Français in the last 18 months but their brother would no doubt retort that the club is moving out of the red, what with the rise in attendances, the TV rights money and – assuming Stade don’t suffer a collapse in form in the next four months – qualification for next season’s Champions Cup.Classy number: Wallaby scrum-half Genia has been linked to StadeCertainly Savare can’t be accused of throwing money to the wind. Last summer Stade Français recruited modestly, bringing in just five new players of whom none could be called superstars and preferring to trust in a squad that has a distinctly French flavour to it. Recently there has been talk of Will Genia signing for Stade after the World Cup but the Wallaby scrum-half is believed to have penned a pre-contract agreement with Bath, and Savare has allegedly told Genia he’ll won’t pay the hefty sum for breaking that contract; if he wants to come to Paris he’ll have to reimburse Bath out of his own pocket. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stade Français have christened the renovated Jean-Bouin Stadium with a host of victories that have seen them rise to the summit of the Top 14 table THESE ARE good times to be a Stade Français fan. Currently level on points with Clermont at the summit of the Top 14 table, the Parisian outfit have claimed some notable scalps this season, including home and away victories against reigning champions Toulon.The only Top 14 club undefeated at home this season, Stade have turned the renovated Jean-Bouin Stadium into something of a fortress and repaid the faith of their young and ambitious president, the 47-year-old Thomas Savare.Top 14 presidents receive a lot of bad press on both sides of the Channel. Most of it is undeserved. Of course they have egos and ambitions but so would anyone who has invested millions of their own money into a sporting enterprise.Savare is among the less flamboyant Top 14 presidents but he has much about which to be proud. Stade Français were arguably the predominant French club domestically in the first decade of the millennium winning four Top 14 titles. But the club was plunged into a financial crisis in the summer of 2011 when the then president Max Guazzini was a victim of a bad business deal, forcing him to announce that the club needed €6.6m to survive.Driving force: President Savare has saved Stade from likely bankruptcyThe DNACG, French rugby’s financial watchdog, got involved and only Savare’s rescue package staved off Stade’s expulsion from the Top 14 and likely bankruptcy.Savare’s family business is Oberthur Technologies, a security solutions company that began life in 1842 manufacturing bank notes and is now the 53rd wealthiest company in France with a €900m revenue. Thomas succeeded his father, Jean-Pierre, at the helm in 2008.Nearly four years after Savare intervened to save Stade Français they are once more a force to be reckoned with. Attendances have risen, thanks to their attractive new stadium that can hold 20,000, and sponsors are clamouring to be associated once more with the club that likes to think of itself as the capital’s most glamorous.center_img Winning form: Skipper Sergio Parisse celebrates beating Toulon with his team That’s Savare for you. He’s a hard-nosed businessman, someone who served his apprentice in a New York investment bank in the 1990s. His munificence is not to be manipulated. And like all businessmen he expects a return on his investment. When Stade Français lost to Wasps in last season’s Champions Cup play-off, Savare was bitterly disappointed, questioning the players’ mental strength and accusing them of complacency. Yet the defeat made him even more determined, as he told one reporter who asked if he regretted rescuing Stade Français. “It’s an investment of passion,” he said. “And even if it’s proved more difficult than I’d anticipated at first, the passion is still there.”Subscribe to Rugby World for exclusive features and stories about rugby around the world. Click here for the latest deals.last_img read more

Anglicans urge UK action for Nigeria’s threatened Christians

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Comments (1) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Martin RevisPosted Feb 9, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Ecumenical News International] British Anglicans have called upon the United Kingdom government to support those in Nigeria seeking to protect religious minorities of all faiths and enable them to practice their religion without fear.The resolution passed by 344 votes to 0 with one abstention on Feb. 8 at the biannual session of Synod, the Church of England’s parliament. It expressed grave concern at the plight of Christian communities in parts of Nigeria, including the city of Kano where more than 200 people were killed by bombs on Jan. 20.The Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, who recently returned from visiting Anglican communities in Nigeria on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury, told synod that the violence in the northeast and midsection of the country was pervasive with the “vast majority of attacks against Christian churches of all kinds.”Referring to violence by terrorist groups, especially the main group called Boko Haram, he said that the religious factor was of great importance, but ethnic tensions and youth unemployment also played a part.He described Boko Haram, which reportedly has some support from political leaders in northern Nigeria, as a very violent organization that kills both Christians and Muslims. “We call for support for the vigorous determined people of Nigeria and that our government help them where they seek help,” he said.Canon Chris Sugden (Oxford diocese) suggested that “the leverage of trade and investment must be used to safeguard freedom of worship.” He added that “the violent oppression of Christian minorities is becoming the norm in some countries and there is a conspiracy of silence about it.”Both the archbishops of Canterbury and York spoke of the importance of maintaining links with threatened communities at the formal and individual level to alleviate the sense of isolation they could feel. Anglican Communion Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglicans urge UK action for Nigeria’s threatened Christians Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY February 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm February 13, 2012 Newsweek cover story “The War on Christian” presented undeclared war by Islamic world killing thousands of Christian lives, living in Muslim majority country. It must be stopped. Africa, Julian Malakar says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

The Best Pasadena Garage Sales This Week

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News July 18Yard Sale: Lots Of Household And Garage Items, 8:00am- 3:00pmLots of knick-knacks, household items, coffee tables,clothing, kitchen item something for everyone, 30 years in same house.1293 Westlyn Pl, Pasadena, CA 91104 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday PasadenaJuly 16 – 18, Moving Sale Everything Must GoGarage sale includes furniture, tools, men’s/women’s clothing, shoes, purses, games, and home decor. Everything must go! Thursday through Saturday only. Access to sale is on the side of the house in the driveway (Rose Ave). Hope to see you there bright and early. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Top of the News Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe top box 7 The Best Pasadena Garage Sales This Week Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 7:23 pmlast_img read more

Udaras confirms new jobs – not clear if Donegal will benefit

first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Previous articleAn Bord Pleanala allows retention of changes to Voodoo nightlcubNext articleUpdated: NI company with controversial development plans in Donegal goes bust News Highland Udaras confirms new jobs – not clear if Donegal will benefit LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter At a meeting of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Killarney today a number of projects were approved.64 new jobs are to be created through a total investment of €6.5 million when fully implemented.It is not clear if Donegal will benefit from the announcement with further information to be confirmed at a later date. Facebook Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Twitter By News Highland – November 4, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestlast_img read more

Bishop of Raphoe reaches out to survivors of abuse

first_img Bishop of Raphoe reaches out to survivors of abuse Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleGrant of €12,000 secured for Ghaoth Dobhair Golf ClubNext articleFamily claim they face sleeping on streets in L’Kenny tonight News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest The Bishop of Raphoe has reached out to survivors of abuse.It has been announced that Friday February 15th has been designated a Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse.Bishop Alan McGuckian says following Fr Con Cunningham’s conviction in the past year, he wants to reach out to anyone who was abused in the past by him or by any other priest or Church personnel.Speaking ahead of the Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse, the Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian says the difficulty for people who have been abused to break the silence is recognised.He says speaks of Fr Con Cunningham, a priest of the diocese who was sentenced for child abuse last year. Bishop McGuckian has reached out to anyone who was abused in the past by Fr Cunningham or by any other priest or Church personnel.Bishop McGuckian says he wants to ensure anyone who has suffered abuse at the hands of a priest or Church personnel will be supported and that all matters brought to the attention of the Diocese are referred to relevant authorities.The Bishop has also announced that a new Designated Liaison Person for Child Safeguarding in the Diocese has been appointed.On Friday, a ceremony of Blessing and Dedication of a Candle of Atonement will be lead in St Eunan’s Cathedral Letterkenny at 10am mass. By News Highland – February 11, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Man taken to hospital following early morning crash on N13

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Man taken to hospital following early morning crash on N13 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest A man has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital following an early morning crash on the N13 Letterkenny to Derry road. The single car collision happened at 5.30 am in the townland of Ballylawn.The man who is in his 30s and who was the sole occupant of the car sustained minor injuries.Gardai say the scene has been cleared with traffic moving as normal. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 1, 2018 Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleBig Sam praises Seamus Coleman on return from injuryNext articlePreferential tax rate for consultants could tackle waiting lists, says Cllr News Highland WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Gardai at scene of petrol station break in

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Pinterest Gardai are at the scene of a break in at Kernan’s Filling Station near New Mills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Gardai say scenes of crime officers are investigating how access was gained, and the value of what was taken is still being assessed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 18, 2017 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleWoman killed in Derry road collisionNext articleOver 1,200 applications received for Local Improvement Schemes in Donegal News Highland Gardai at scene of petrol station break in Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitterlast_img read more

Flight path

first_img Previous Article Next Article DavidCarter, group service director at Volkswagen Group UK, and his managers crashedtwo jet aircraft and opened up some nasty wounds in their search for teamworkTheidea behind booking a day’s training using flight simulators was to facilitateteamwork within the group. Our department has a matrix structure, meeting thevarious different service needs of five separate brands within the VolkswagenGroup. We need to be flexible in order to work efficiently across the fivebrands and the other “back house” departments. Thepeople involved in this exercise were myself and my direct-report departmentalmanagers – parts, logistics, fleet, sales and marketing – and warranty,technical and the finance controller. With someone from the personneldepartment to make up the numbers, we fielded three teams of three.Wefirst spent an away day together brainstorming to determine a consensus view onwhat we understood by team working. Think,plan, actThenwe looked around for a course which would be a vehicle to deliver theopportunity to find out what was good teamwork and what was bad, and help useliminate the bad. This one seemed good because we have a tendency to be tootask oriented, and it had a task element but would assist us as a team tothink, plan and act together.Thecompany, Millennium Teamwork, describes itself as providing team developmentusing aircraft simulators, the machines used to train pilots. It also bringsinto play the concept of cockpit resource management (CRM), developed by theairlines in response to a number of accidents which proved to have been theresult of poor communications between cabin crew members.Theexperience is based on the Belbin theory of teambuilding, and is delivered by ateam consisting of a facilitator and an airline captain who deals with thepractical aspects of flying the simulator. It provides a day of briefing,followed by a two-hour group study of the aircraft manual before going on tothe simulator in groups of three – pilot, co-pilot and what John Hough, whoruns Millennium Teamwork calls the “overseer” – to go through a take-off,cruise, and landing procedure. This is followed by a de-briefing period todiscuss what went wrong.Take-offWehad to take off in our simulated plane from Gatwick and land it at Heathrow. Indoing this part, which we all enjoyed, it made us realise how easy it is for acomplicated piece of equipment like a modern jet aircraft to get out ofcontrol. It needed a high degree of team activity and co-ordination to get aresult. You have a limited amount of fuel, so you can’t keep flying round andround the airport till you get it right.Thecourse was designed to highlight those who were not particularly good teamplayers, and then use the time to find out why, and rebuild the team. However,it was only a one-day course and that was one of the problems. It didn’t giveenough time. Weended up in the last hour trying to psychoanalyse two of the team players whojust couldn’t get on with each other. One was the strong, practical type whojust wanted to get on with things and couldn’t understand all this analysisstuff. The other was more intellectual, and he became frustrated by thepractical guy always rushing off and doing things without thinking through theconsequences.Theywere both big managers and strong managers – the whole reason was to find outwhy they weren’t co-operating to the benefit of the rest of the team.RawnerveTheproblem came in the debriefing at the end of the day. The facilitator hadstarted to get into the psychological aspects and touched on a raw nerve. Thetrouble was, she didn’t get time to go right round the loop and put the teamback together again, so we left in some disarray.HadI known in advance that would happen, I would have said either don’t go downthat road at all, or take some extra time to sort it out. We should really havehad two days instead of one. That way we could have ended up with the teamplayers burying their differences, and going back on the simulators so thatinstead of crashing their planes, as two of ours did first time out, they couldhave ended up getting there safely. DisarrayAnextra day – with a bit more professional guidance – would have allowed us toexplore issues more and build bridges. As it was, we left with the team in somedisarray, which I had to put back together once we got back to the office.Itwas a very nice day and we thoroughly enjoyed the exercise. They also use thesesimulators for a fun day out – I’m not sure how many users have serious intent.Wewere all able to play with the simulators after this course, so we have all experiencedwhat it was like to crash the plane. Butit left us with the team being dominated by these two players. The twoprotagonists have now got together and are working perfectly well, although Idon’t know how much that is due to this particular course.Theexercise was useful as part of a very long process of trying to get to gripswith team working. It wasn’t a beginning, or an end. It was just a thing wedid. We’ve done many other things – out on Exmoor, getting wet and cold,clambering up crags and so on.Thisone started off as a fun thing and stumbled into a murky area we hadn’t meantit to get into. We certainly would use it again with modifications on time andcontent. It’s a good way of checking out how teams work – or don’t.VerdictEnjoyable,but should be longerWeliked the idea of having a task – everybody enjoyed that. And in opening upareas of disagreement it was good. But it was the back end of the course thatproved difficult.Wewould use it again, but we would like to be much more involved in designingprecisely what goes on and what doesn’t go on, particularly in terms of theexpected outcome at the end. If we had been offered a two-day course we wouldhave taken it.Haveyou tried or tested a brilliant course lately? If so let us know.  Contact editorAndrew Rodgers at [email protected] by fax on 020 8652 8805 Flight pathOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more