Why Choose A Vineyard Setting For Your Next Team Building Seminar?

27 Mar 2013 –

Many may remember our post “Do Corporate Team-Building Events Really Work?” from July 2012 by Lindsay Olson.  While Lindsay indicated that you “don’t need to schedule a weekend retreat complete with a trapeze to get the job done” while reading the article below from Midge Hand about Markovina Vineyard Estate as a great location for a team building event / workshop I was inspired to review new, interesting and most of all rewarding locations surrounding Auckland for our PlusOne Dynamics iMA Workshops.


We have been exploring options with our customers regarding locations for our iMA Training and Workshops and the benefits of delivering training to Staff while considering and recognising their contribution to a company’s success, in essence training and rewarding.  Team Building and Training doesn’t always have to be delivered in a stuffy office, training room or work environment (although this is the common location), from my experience the best Staff and Team bonding experiences develop outside the work environment when the activities and training are meaningful, engaging, rewarding AND the location allows for focused engagement.


Hosting a Team Building or Training Seminar at a location like Markovina Vineyard Estate can make the training investment and outcome longer lasting, more memorable for Staff and result in a significantly better ROI and outcome for both your business and employees.

Happy training – Grant Dickson – PlusOne Dynamics



Why Choose A Vineyard Setting For Your Next Team Building Seminar?

Midge Hand – (republished with permission)


Can you think of a better place and better way to encourage your team to participate in a company team building ever than to have it at a vineyard?

Not only will it be away from the daily grind and routine at the office, but to host your company event in a beautiful, non-office setting, where everyone can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a vineyard is sure to be a welcome surprise.

Make this event more unique than others you’ve ever had before and take the group to a vineyard – your staff will definitely appreciate the effort and thought you have taken to inject a little class and style, rather than hosting it at a hotel conference room.

They will most likely be more inclined to participate and gain more insights from your efforts and presentation of your speakers at a stunning venue. No doubt it will make a more lasting impression and create some good memories and ensure a successful outcome for the day.

A vineyard will offer your company both indoor and outdoor options with plenty of room for the team to spread out and interact with each other which is the purpose of the day. In this relaxed setting your teams can also separate for break out activities of smaller groups as well.

Make it a day long event and treat the team to a breakfast brunch to start the day and include a break and encourage them to talk a walk around the vineyard after a light lunch and relaxation.

When the business has finished for the day, the team can kick back and relax in the restaurant and chat about the day’s events over a few drinks.

Once you host a team building event in a beautiful setting like this, you will never have any problems again with reluctant staff members coming up with all sorts of excuses as to why they cannot attend – this won’t happen with such an interesting venue.

Instead it will give your staff something to brag about to their colleagues and this will make a good and lasting impression on other members of staff who lag behind when it comes to participating in team building events.

While there is a definite focus on the business purpose for this occasion, such as reinforcing the commitment between the team members, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a in business environment.

A vineyard is a perfect solution to inspire your team by giving them the opportunity to see how they can make the transition from working as an individual to working within a team.

When the event is over and they return to their normal work environment, they will take with them good memories of the team building day at the vineyard.

They will appreciate the management for going the extra mile and be all the more thankful, appreciative and inspired for it.

The Markovina Vineyard Estate venue is stunning either indoors or outdoors and the cuisine and wine selection is second to none.

Markovina Vineyard Estate is a stunning venue and has been providing vineyard magic for seminars and corporate events. They are the experts when it comes to planning and staging events, small or large



Thinking of a Team Building Event to Improve Your Team Engagement? Consider a PlusOne Dynamics iMA Workshop

Getting the best from teams and effective team working is key to your success as a Leader and business. The challenge is to adapt your thinking, communication and style to leverage the potential of teams.  At PlusOne Dynamics we invite you to complete our free iMA Questionnaire,it will only take 2 minutes and will reveal your preferred communication style as a successful Leader / Manager plus how you can communicate effectively with your team while enhancing the connectivity, productivity and engagement of your staff. An iMA Audit or Workshop at your next Team Building event or session will greatly enhance the connectivity and performance of your team and have them motivated to engage in your business direction.

iMA is an exciting universal language, designed to maximise connectivity: mutual liking, trust, understanding and respect. Everyone speaks one of four iMA dialects, putting them on the same wavelength as 25% of the world’s population.  iMA is a simple way of observing and understanding the differences in people, then connecting with them on their wavelength. When this happens communication, trust, understanding, co-operation and sales increase, and stress and tension decrease.
I stands for Identify your iMA colour style and that of the person you want to connect with.
M stands for Modify your message by encoding it in a way that is most likely to be understood.
A is Adapt the way you treat one person vs. another.

Review our iMA Services here, and consider a PlusOne Dynamics iMA Workshop for your next team building event.

To become an even better Leader we invite you to download our PlusOne Dynamics free e-book – “12 Cs of Building a Team that Works“, you will gain valuable insight into to how you can grow and build your team using effective communication and contexts. This FREE e-Book provides a simple “answer these questions” guide surrounding your team, communication and connectivity.

Download Here – No Signup required!