ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Banking Coporation Ltd (ABCB.mu) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileABC Banking Corporation Limited is a financial institution that specialises in the provision of banking services for individuals as well as corporate institutions. The company’s offered services include, covers deposits, lending and cards, leasing as well as trade finance and treasury products, catering for both the local and international markets. ABC Banking Corporation Limited operates in three man pillars which are; domestic banking, international banking and treasury operations. ABC Banking Corporation Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$16.67K (KES1.82M). An average of US$1.39K (KES151.3K) per month.EA Portland Cement Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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Spain ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: Save this picture!© Milena Villalba+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Bugarra, Spain Collaborators:César Sánchez, arquitecto técnico.City:BugarraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. C11 HOUSE is the rehabilitation of a family house formed by layers of time. Each generation had been adding fragments to this former house, so that the Mediterranean patio house couldn’t be recognized anymore. The project arises with this fundamental idea: to recover life around the patio and give back a clear environment and its former landscape.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe previous succession of enclosed rooms becomes a fluid and changing space, thus allowing cross ventilation and bringing light to the core of the house. The rest of the space isorganized by light. The house is moved to the first and second floors so that the ground floor can beentirelyoccupied by the family business. The connection with the exterior is emphasized by a series of openings on the walls that frame the views towards the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaThis house tells us about the people who live there. On the first floor, the stair is welcoming a common space that articulates the hierarchy of the house. Here an environment for the sons on the left side and a different one for adults on the other side of the house appear. The open plan is now organized with sliding doors, which bring these spaces together, becoming a continuous space and allowing each inhabitant to occupy his place andadapt his surroundings to his own way of life. Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe rooms are emptied and the perimeter is built with ‘thick walls’ that configure actual usable space.These walls are carved out to place built-in furniture and other nooks, so that it concentrates the services and storage and frees the rest of the space. Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!© Milena Villalba”(…) when we push open a door, we transform a place in a veryinsidious way. We offend its full extension, and introduce a disruptive and poorly proportioned obstacle. If you think about it carefully, there is nothing uglier than an open door. An open door introduces a break in the room, a sort of provincial interference, destroying the unity of space. In the adjoining room it creates a depression, an absolutely pointless gaping hole adrift in a section of wall that would have preferred to remain whole. In either case a door disrupts continuity, without offering anything in exchange other than freedom of movement, which could easily be ensured by another means. Sliding doors avoid such pitfalls and enhance space. Without affecting the balance of the room, they allow it to be transformed. When a sliding door is open, two areas communicate without offending each other. When it is closed, each regains its integrity. Sharing and reunion can occur without intrusion. Life becomes a quiet stroll.” (Text from The elegance of the Hedgehog. Muriel Barbery)Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaProject gallerySee allShow lessJPE 34 Apartment / felix – paálSelected ProjectsArchitecture Measures it All: Why the Venice Biennale Should not be PostponedArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934977/c11-house-anna-solaz-estudi-darquitectura Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, VELUX Commercial, Arkoslight, BATHCO, Cortizo, Caliplac, Vives-Azulejos y gres C11 House / Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura Projects C11 House / Anna Solaz – Estudi d’ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveC11 House / Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura Photographs Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934977/c11-house-anna-solaz-estudi-darquitectura Clipboard Houses Architects: Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Photographs: Milena Villalba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 CopyAbout this officeAnna Solaz – Estudi d’ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on March 13, 2020Cite: “C11 House / Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura” [Casa C11 / Anna Solaz – Estudi d’Arquitectura] 13 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Previous articleItron to Host First Itron Utility Week for Smart City and Utility Leaders in EMEANext articleNintendo Download: Strike While the Persona is Hot Digital AIM Web Support May Mobility Selects Ouster’s Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Shuttle Platform WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS Pinterest Facebook SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for industrial automation, robotics, smart infrastructure, and automotive, today announced that it has been selected to provide four lidar sensors per vehicle on May Mobility’s next generation of autonomous shuttles. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005629/en/ Ouster OS1 sensors on a May Mobility autonomous shuttle (Photo: Business Wire) Since its founding in 2017, May Mobility has rapidly become one of the most visible and successful leaders in shared-ride autonomous vehicles, providing more than 270,000 rides to date. Over the past several years, May Mobility has built prototypes with a wide variety of lidar sensor options before deciding on Ouster’s sensors for both short range / wide field of view and mid-range lidar placements. The May Mobility team decided to use Ouster’s digital lidar sensors for their high performance, field-tested reliability, and scalable pricing for larger deployments like those May Mobility plans to roll out in Arlington, Texas, and Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, in 2021. “As we expand our reach and evolve our shuttle service, it is important for May Mobility to work with outstanding partners that deliver technology solutions that help us ensure a safe experience. We added Ouster’s sensors to our sensor suite for their combination of resolution, range, and reliability and look forward to working with them on upcoming launches,” said Edwin Olson, Founder and CEO of May Mobility. “May Mobility is a leader in autonomous mobility, and Ouster is excited to help power their next stage of growth. Autonomous shuttles can make cities, campuses, airports, and other congested areas easier and safer to get around for everyone,” said Angus Pacala, co-founder and CEO of Ouster. In December, Ouster entered into a definitive merger agreement with Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) (“CLA”) in a transaction that would result in Ouster being listed on the NYSE. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. About Ouster Ouster invented its digital lidar in 2015 and is a leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital lidar sensors used throughout the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Ouster’s sensors are reliable, compact, affordable and highly customizable, laying the foundation for digital lidar ubiquity across endless applications and industries. Already hundreds of customers have incorporated Ouster lidar sensors in current products or those in development for imminent commercial release. For more information, visit www.ouster.com, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. About May Mobility May Mobility is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology development and deployment. With more than 270,000 autonomous rides to date, May Mobility is committed to delivering safe, efficient and sustainable shuttle solutions designed to complement today’s public transportation options. The company’s ultimate goal is to realize a world where self-driving systems make transportation more accessible and reliable, the roads safer, and encourage better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant, and livable spaces. To learn more, visit www.maymobility.com. Additional Information and Where to Find It This document relates to a proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) between CLA and Ouster. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. In connection with the proposed Business Combination, CLA filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 22, 2020, which included a proxy statement/prospectus of CLA. CLA’s shareholders, Ouster’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed Business Combination, as these materials will contain important information about Ouster, CLA and the Business Combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed Business Combination will be mailed to stockholders of Ouster and shareholders of CLA as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Business Combination. CLA shareholders and Ouster stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to CLA’s secretary at 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite 810, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561) 712-7860. Participants in the Solicitation CLA and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from CLA’s shareholders with respect to the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in CLA is contained in CLA’s proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on December 22, 2020, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. To the extent such holdings of CLA’s securities may have changed since that time, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Ouster and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of CLA in connection with the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed Business Combination is contained in CLA’s proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on December 22, 2020, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the anticipated timing of the Business Combination and the products and services offered by Ouster. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed by CLA’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by CLA, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, including the adoption of the agreement and plan of merger by the shareholders of CLA and Ouster, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by CLA’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed Business Combination, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the agreement and plan of merger, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Business Combination on Ouster’s business relationships, performance and business generally, (vii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the proposed Business Combination and (viii) the risk of downturns in the highly competitive lidar technology and related industries. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of CLA’s prospectus dated August 20, 2020 related to its initial public offering, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the registration statement on Form S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by CLA from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Ouster and CLA assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Ouster nor CLA gives any assurance that either Ouster or CLA will achieve its expectations. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005629/en/ CONTACT: Press Contacts: For Ouster Erica Bartsch / Nevin Reilly / Alex Kovtun [email protected] May Mobility Afaf Farah Telemetry Agency for May Mobility 248-346-0407 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA TEXAS UNITED STATES JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE PUBLIC TRANSPORT GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AUTOMOTIVE OTHER MANUFACTURING OTHER TRANSPORT AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TRANSPORT OTHER AUTOMOTIVE OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Ouster, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/18/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005629/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp
The Oswego County News reports that changes to the county’s tax foreclosure laws in 2017 are likely to increase the number of foreclosed properties compared to prior years. County officials could have more than triple the number of foreclosure in 2020 as previous years as new measure cuts the foreclosure process in half. According to the Oswego County News, the Oswego County Land Bank—created in 2016—acquires its properties from the county following tax foreclosure and aims to improve the housing stock within the county. The new foreclosures processes were due to legislation approved by the Oswego County Legislature in September 2017, which allowed the county to take possession of residential properties after two years of non-payment of property taxes. The prior law enacted in 1995 allowed for a four-year timeframe. County Treasurer Kevin Garden said there are nearly 600 properties in the county that are on track to be foreclosed. The number of foreclosed properties is usually around 150. While Oswego County is reporting an uptick due to new legislation, ATTOM revealed that foreclosure starts in New York were down 28% in 2019. Foreclosure starts across the nation fell 9% last year. Buffalo, New York—roughly 150 miles west of Oswego—saw an annual increase in REOs with its share rising 16% last year. Honolulu, Hawaii, reported a 34% increase in REO properties. “The continued decline in distressed properties is one of many signs pointing to a much-improved housing market compared to the bad old days of the Great Recession,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer for ATTOM Data Solutions. “That said, there is some reason for concern about the potential for a change in the wrong direction, given that residential foreclosure starts increased in about a third of the nation’s metro housing markets in 2019. Nationally, the number also ticked up a bit in December. While that’s not a major worry, it’s something that should be watched closely in 2020.”New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill in January intended to defendants in foreclosure court. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Helene Weinstein and State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, which amends Article 13 in Real Property Actions & Proceedings and allows defendants more leeway to bring up the defense of “standing” in foreclosure court, Kings County Politics reports.New York has some of the highest delinquency and foreclosure rates in the county, concentrated in New York City. According to data from LendingTree in November 2019, the New York-Newark-New Jersey metro had the highest serious delinquency rate of 2.6%. The metro also had the highest overall foreclosure rate at 1.3%. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Radian Announces Sale of Clayton Services to Covius Next: Housing’s Great Recession Recovery: Strength in the West Tagged with: Foreclosure Legislation Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosures Expected to Rise in New York Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Foreclosures Expected to Rise in New York Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese January 22, 2020 2,280 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Print This Post Foreclosure Legislation 2020-01-22 Mike Albanese Subscribe Related Articles
Tagged: ithaca city school district, Ithaca Teachers Association, teachers contract, union Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Apart from pay increases, the contract also includes a new vision plan and increased dental coverage, as well as updated stipends for teachers who perform extra duties, Piasecki said. Stipends will increase for teachers who supervise extracurricular activities or who have certifications as school psychologists or licensed clinical social workers.According to the district, health insurance benefits will also be expanded and the number of tuition-free slots for the kids of teachers who commute from outside the district will increase.A few items on the ITA’s wishlist, including negotiating a maximum student-to-teacher ratio and hiring additional arts and music instructors, were not included in the final contract. Piasecki said he hopes to make progress on articles that were not included in the contract over the next six years.William Asklar, an English teacher at Ithaca High School, previously spoke out about how ICSD was losing teachers to better-paying districts. Thursday, he said the new contract is “baby steps in the right direction.”“Although the pay increases are better than we have seen in the past, in six years, when the contract is up, teacher salaries will still be among the lowest in the state. A step system for educator salaries would fix that,” Asklar said.Data compiled by the Rockefeller Institute of Government shows that ICSD’s median teacher pay of about $53,000 is a bit below the median in the Finger Lakes region, which has the lowest median pay in the state. Half of Finger Lakes region teachers make less than $56,000; in the state’s highest-paid region, Long Island, median pay is about $111,000.Referencing the ITA contract and a recently negotiated contract with the paraprofessionals’ bargaining unit, Superintendent Luvelle Brown said in a statement, “The collaborative conversations with the leadership of our two largest bargaining units have been fruitful and resulted in agreements that are consistent with our school district’s compensation strategy. The length and pay increases associated with these new contracts are noteworthy.”Robert Van Keuren, chief negotiator for ICSD, said flat-rate raises mean a larger percentage of payroll increases will go toward teachers at the bottom of the pay scale, encouraging newer teachers to join and stay in the district. “Both the ITA and district were in agreement that these flat rate increases will help the district retain current staff and remain competitive in the market for newer teachers,” Van Keuren said.Asklar said he is hopeful that ITA leadership will build on the gains of the contract during the next round of negotiations. “I am pleased with the efforts of our negotiations team, and hopeful that when this contract expires, we will continue to make progress to ensure that our teacher salaries and benefits are competitive with other school districts in the state, and that we can attract and retain the very best teaching candidates. The people of Ithaca deserve that.” ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Teachers Association membership voted Thursday to ratify a six-year contract with the Ithaca City School District, finalizing a tentative agreement that was reached between the parties earlier this month. The contract includes a significant overall increase in teacher payroll, which will be split between teachers via alternating flat-rate and percentage increases in an attempt to improve teacher recruitment and retention.Going into negotiations, union members argued low district pay created high turnover among teachers and made it difficult to attract top candidates. ITA president Adam Piasecki said Friday that while the new contract will not immediately bring salaries in line with higher paying districts like Lansing and Vestal, it is a step forward for Ithaca teachers.“It’s not going to completely close the gap in the next year or even the next six years, but we made sure the membership knew this was the best we could get at this time,” Piasecki said.Under the new six-year contract, teachers will receive flat-rate pay increases in years one, three and five and percentage increases in years two, four and six. The alternating increases are designed to increase base salaries for new teachers to facilitate recruitment, while ensuring experienced teachers see gains that encourage retention.In the 2019-20 school year, all current teachers’ salaries will go up by $2,595, according to Piasecki. Base pay for new teachers entering with no experience will also increase from about $42,500 to about $44,500.The following school year, salaries will increase by 4%, meaning experienced teachers will see larger bumps in pay than new teachers. The cycle will repeat through the end of the contract, with slight rate increases each year.In total, the amount of funds allocated to teacher pay will increase by 27%. In a press release from the Ithaca City School District announcing that a tentative agreement was reached with the ITA on June 6, district representatives said the payroll expansion was an aggressive move to keep Ithaca’s compensation package competitive.Outgoing Board of Education member Brad Grainger said, “The Board of Education recognizes the competitive market for top educators requires a competitive compensation package. …This contract will increase payroll 27% over six years. While aggressive, it is needed to assure continued recruitment of the best educators in New York. The budget will be stretched to meet these contracts, but Ithaca residents have indicated support for our teaching professionals.” Your education news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi
MarkHope, managing director of Coca-Cola’s Carpathian Region, reflects on thechallenges posed by an international team development event held in Austria andthe benefits it broughtCoca-Colawas looking to improve the communications of its team in the Carpathian Region,which is based at three centres in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic andHungary. Asthe three offices all spoke different languages, it was important to make sureeveryone felt comfortable communicating in the common language of English. Coca-Colaalso wanted to reduce duplication of effort and encourage the same managementstyle, as well as sharing best practice and new modes of working.Impactwas therefore tasked with putting together an international teambuildingproject that was highly challenging, to force cooperation and communicationunder pressure, for the regional team of 70.Theproject had to emphasise decision-making and facilitate creativeproblem-solving against deadlines, while encouraging team members to makesignificant contributions and break down the language barriers.Impacttherefore designed a project that covered a large geographical area,facilitated close working under stress, allowed no room for passengers andincorporated physical, mental and IT challenges, using written and spokenEnglish skills.Thesolution incorporated the use of the Internet to give a new and different feelto the event. This medium was also chosen as it would help to create theimpression of uncertainty and rapid change that reflects the market thatCoca-Cola operates in, as well as recreating the feeling of working remotely,using and understanding the written word. “TheInternet has become an intrinsic part of everyday business life, particularlyfor international teams based in more than one location,” says Impactconsultant Andy Ligema. “We wanted the Coca-Cola team to use this mediumalongside the conventional approach so they could find out how it would helpthem in a teamworking situation.”Thefour-day course was split into two phases. The first communication that teammembers received was an email outlining skeletal details of phase one. Itinformed them of their colleagues for the event – a mix from the three offices– along with an outline of the first challenge: to travel as a group to amystery location near Salzburg.Theteambuilding had already begun as members had to contact each other to arrangea place to meet. Toget further details of the location, they had to log on to a website designedspecifically for the event. From there, they could gather the information theyneeded to progress to the next stage.Thetasks combined fun activities with business-related assignments, such as winninga contract to install a Coca-Cola machine in a bar or producing a design for aT-shirt. Wheneach activity had been accomplished, the teams had to communicate the resultsto Impact adjudicators via a special email address.Theteams soon learnt that their first answer was taken as their final answer. Itwas therefore more profitable to get everyone’s input to ensure all teammembers were happy with the final solution. This was meant to reflect businesslife, where colleagues should be consulted on a decision. Ona practical level, this meant that team members either had to hook up their ITequipment or find an Internet café to send in their report. The team could thenreceive further details concerning the phase one destination.Thisphase of the event was competitively framed, with groups earning rewards orpenalties according to relative performance on the tasks and time of arrival atthe destination.Theteams enjoyed a last good lunch in a luxury hotel before heading to thelakeshore for phase two. This was the physical part, where teamworking would betested to the limit as people got tired and stressed.Afteradjudication of phase one, each team was permitted to purchase equipment,depending on performance, to help with the next stage – after they had rowedacross the lake in fishing boats!Theteams then had to climb to a forested mountainous area where they were taskedto build shelters using equipment they had “purchased” earlier in the day andany natural materials they could find. Thechallenge was to cook as a team and survive the winter night in good conditionand good morale to be able to face the physically demanding day to follow. Theatmosphere was fantastic, with storytelling and singing well into the night.Thefollowing morning, the teams were faced with a scaled objective of gaining one,two or three Alpine peaks according to performance ability.Atthe end of this final day, the most physically demanding of the four-dayproject, they congregated at an alpine barn for a bonfire, a mug of gluwein, abarbecue and live entertainment. The complete team of 70 slept in the hayloftof the alpine hut. A fall of fresh snow by the morning provided a scenic grandfinale, with breathtaking views of the Dachstein mountains.Sothey all had a great time, but did it work?TheCoca-Cola Carpathian Region management were delighted with the event and feltit had achieved the objectives while allowing a fun element and had reallystretched the team. The combination oftraditional teambuilding techniques with new technology was a real hit.Guideto successful international teamsTeammembers need to:1 – Have a shared vision of success2 – Understand the expectations of all stakeholders3 – Have clear goals and milestones4 – Be committed to the team and its goals5 – Have shared values, a common working practice and a clear strategy6 – Accept and embrace diversity of character and skills7 – Regularly review performance with a view to continuous improvement8 – Communicate openly and give and receive constructive feedback9 – Be open about thoughts and feelings10 – Have fun together InternationalTeam Development EventDesigned and delivered by: Impact Development Training Group, Cragwood House,Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LQ, Tel: 015394 88333; Fax: 015394 42145, www.impact-dtg.com;e-mail: [email protected] Climb every mountainOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.