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Virtual teams have real (communication) problems. How to fix them?
“Due to lack of team skills you are not a suitable candidate for the position.“ Not many HR specialists would write something as blunt and straightforward, but it could very well be the truth. Over the last few years, many firms who are looking to hire new people are focused more on soft skills rather than knowledge.
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Pálava: the land of bright sun, delicious wine, and fascinating castles
Pálava, the magical land of sun, wine and stories as old as time. Much has been written and even more said about it. The limestone Pálava Hills rise above the flat landscape as a reminder of the immense strength of nature.
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Gamification: A worker who plays is a worker who stays
I’m browsing through my photos and choosing my profile picture. When I’m done, I switch to the main page and mark this task, which is part of a to-do list of any novice in our company, as completed. The Progress Bar, which shows my progress through the initial training, is a bit fuller now. There are still a few videos to watch and some questionnaires to answer.
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Your employees want to be happy. This is how to help them
How to properly reward employees? It’s a very complex question all (good) employers ask themselves and there is no clear answer. It’s impossible to find a universal solution that would satisfy all types of employees and employers. What suits one is not ideal for the other one and vice versa. Undoubtedly, the basis is a fair wage. For some, that is the main reason why they come to work every day.
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Scary escape games. Is there real danger in playing them?
Escape games can be quite scary. But the danger is only in our heads, right? Right?!? The question of whether these popular pass time and team building activities are safe probably popped up in many people’s minds. Can something bad happen? Earlier this year, a tragic escape room accident happened in Poland. So, should the players be worried? Let us show you a bit of behind the scenes how the masterminds and operators behind the games make sure their creation is safe.
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First games, then work? Gamification for companies
Do you think that work and play are like oil and water? Are you convinced that letting your colleagues play during working hours would decrease productivity? We (and researchers) believe that it is exactly the opposite! Read about how you can use games and gamification at work to improve the work ethic of your colleagues or subordinates.
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The awesome escape rooms. Which topics are the most popular?
When the escape rooms first appeared, many people thought it was a useless pass-time for weirdos. But in a few years or even months, the escape rooms proved themselves to be much more than that. Today, couples, groups of friends and colleagues are getting themselves locked in unknown rooms. The goal, of course, is to get out of that room - eventually. But first to enjoy a lot of fun while solving puzzles, opening locks and cracking brain teasers.
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GPS trackers will keep an eye on your precious things (and people)
GPS trackers are smart devices that allow you to see where they are using GPS or Bluetooth connection. You just need to place is somewhere and use your smartphone or a web app to see its location.
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Get inspired by the Old Town of Prague
For centuries, Prague has been considered the center of art, revolutionary thought and a magnet for interesting personages of all kinds. Follow in the footsteps of the most famous inhabitants of Prague and look at this beautiful city with their eyes.
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5 reasons to start planning a team building event NOW!
Today, team building is seen as one of the key activities to perform if you want to manage or work in a well-performing team. When facilitated properly, team building activities help you and your colleagues to understand each other better, form meaningful relationships, communicate clearly, give constructive feedback, solve problems, reach goals and more. So, what are the main ways quality team building events improve the atmosphere and functioning of a team?
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The big battle: GPS vs Smartphone
Only 15 short years ago satellite navigation devices were big, bulky and the center of our outdoor trip discussions. Who will carry it? How many meters above the sea are we? Is it showing the correct position? How far away is our destination?
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6 must-visit places in Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary, also known under its German name Carlsbad, is the spa capital of Czech Republic. It is located in West Bohemia, less than 30 kilometers from Germany. Besides its healing hot springs and opulent architecture, it’s known to film junkies for its glamorous International Film Festival.
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GPS: How pieces of metal in space know where you are
How does the Global Positioning System know where you are, even when you have no idea? Learn more about the navigation system and the satellites that do all the hard work. The GPS, first developed for the US military, is the most accurate navigation system available today.
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Enjoying Erasmus+ experience with Treasure Hunt
Preparing a fun and team building activity is never easy. And it can be especially hard when trying to organize it for a group of people from all over the world, who have different mother tongues and have met only a few days ago. Our experience tells us that Treasure Hunt is one of the best ways to help people get to know each other, have fun and explore a new city. And it was once again proven when a group of Erasmus+ Training Course participants played our Treasure Hunt Brno.
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And yet it moves! Meet Galileo, the EU-made navigation system
Galileo is the global navigation satellite system created by the European Union through the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Its headquarters is located in Prague and has two ground operation centers – in Oberpfaffenhofen in German and Fucino in Italy. Its name pays homage to the great astronomer, physicist, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
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