Build confidence at the workplace

Build confidence at the workplace

Striving to Build Confidence at work is a lifelong challenge. Contrary to the relative safety of being nurtured by our parents and teachers, the workplace offers little special attention where competition for recognition is fierce, while criticism is freely given. Given that we have to learn at an accelerated rate, mainly through trial and error, it is how we handle the mistakes that make or break our confidence in the workplace.

Look for opportunities to build confidence

Take recognition where and when you can and build confidence on a daily basis. Now you don’t need to go around the office bragging that you got your pin correct at the ATM, but recognise the little things that were achieved during the day – they all add up! When appropriate take the credit for something that you did well, that has been noticed (you can also subtly draw attention to your work that you consider praiseworthy).

Hold yourself accountable

By publicly ‘announcing’ that you are in charge of a given task or project and will ensure it’s completion in a timely manner, you are setting the stage to get recognition for a job well done. Announcing your goals in the workplace will make you seem more confident. Achieving the goals will make you feel more dynamic and build confidence.

Step forward into the limelight

When you keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, being the centre of attention will become less intimidating. Before a Team Building, office meeting, work function, etc. have a plan to make a significant contribution. Volunteer to be the team leader, offer some considered advice, network with your superiors. Taking the first step is important, so don’t falter or delay – step forward and build on your confidence first, before someone else does.

Confidence comes from personal development

Keep learning and benchmarking with the best in your field. By setting your sights high and actively striving to be like your favourite people of influence, your confidence will grow with your knowledge. Team Building is a fantastic tool for building confidence outside the workplace.
For example: Intundla’s raft building challenge offers a unique situation where leaders can rise in a team and be recognised for being problem solvers.

Confidence breeds confidence

You are not the only one at work who is struggling to build confidence. The workplace can be a negative environment where performance issues, mistakes, quickly come under attack from peers and superiors. Take the negative out of the criticism and treat the feedback as a challenge and a chance to grow. Rather than being another of the ones dragging others down, be the agent of change and look for opportunities to lift team members up.

Build a confident team

Team Building at Intundla will take the confidence of your team to the next level

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Detox Before your Wedding Day

This is your Big day and you want to look and feel your absolute best! But with all the wedding jitters and stress of planning the wedding of your dreams, feeling, and looking like a bride that has stepped out of a Vogue magazine is no easy task.

At Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa we have everything you need for your fairy-tale wedding, stunning accommodation, naturally beautiful surroundings, a romantic chapel, an idyllic honeymoon suite, our magnificent venue for your wedding reception, a large and small Boma for an outdoors wedding reception, but we also boast a Bush Spa. The tranquillity of our Bush Spa offers the perfect sanctuary to help you unwind BEFORE your Wedding.

Take a few extra minutes every day to prepare your body and nourish yourself, this is the best way to achieve that dewy angelic skin, silky hair, strong nails, and flat tummy. Remove simple sugar in all forms including processed foods, sweets, any packaged goods, while incorporating lots and lots of whole foods like veggies (think broccoli, brussels sprouts, greens) as well as eating healthy fats, especially from avocado and fatty fish like salmon. Breakfast smoothies are a fantastic way to get more of the superfoods and will maximise on antioxidant consumption.

The next step would be to book several massage treatments at our Bush Spa in the days leading up to your wedding (why not include your Bridal party). The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied to muscles, tissues, and organs during massage therapy help stimulate the circulatory system, and when pressure is applied to the tissue and fat, toxins are literally “squeezed” out from in between the muscle fibres and cells, and released into the circulatory system for easier elimination. All of this to ensure you look and feel your absolute best!

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beat the back to work blues with a raft building challenge

Put the energy back into the team with a raft building challenge

It is natural for the energy of a team to ebb and flow, the trick is to sustain the highs and curtail the lows. It is important for the team to take a break, unwind, disconnect from the work challenges, recharge, and return to work feeling energised and refreshed.
However, after coming back from a holiday the pace of work will be notably slower than before the break. The team will take time changing gears and adjusting to the business-as-usual status and will naturally prefer to ‘ease’ themselves back into work. During this period before the team gets back up to speed energies will be low and the team focus will be off, which can be frustrating for the team leader.

Allow some leeway

Expect the team to need some time to adjust after a break. Don’t set any important meetings or demand peak performance for the first few days back at work.

Then take the team for a breakaway

A quick break away to do some early Team Building can get the team revved up and back up to speed faster than waiting for it to happen naturally at work.
Having just had a refreshing break, returning to the usual office life can be a shock to the system. Prevent any post-holiday melancholy from setting in by taking the team out of the office environment and allow the team members to have fun whilst working together. The earlier the better after the holiday will see the team's energy being jump-started, ready to tackle the challenges of the next quarter.

Raft Building Challenge at Intundla

After the recent rainfall, our dam is full again and ready for the raft building challenge. With the hot summer weather, building a raft and pitting your raft and team against the competition is a fantastic way to boost the energy, morale, and excitement of the team, and stay cool (if your raft was less than well built).
After the challenge, your team can retire to one of our bomas to chat by the fireside about the day's events and discuss the holidays. The fireside gathering can be used to look at the plans for the coming period and to remind the team of their importance and their part in the bigger picture.

Having successfully navigated the challenges of the Team Building building activities at Intundla, your team will be ready to tackle the new period.

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Engagement Parties – all you need to know

Congratulations! You’re the lucky girl boasting a sparkling new diamond on your finger and your summer holiday will never be forgotten. You’ve probably been celebrating since your Prince Charming went down on one knee, but there is always room for an Engagement Party! This is a great opportunity to bring people from both sides together in a less formal way before all the serious Wedding planning starts.

Although this is a less formal event you do need to consider a few basics before rushing into inviting everyone.

Bridal Party – Now is the time to start thinking about who you’d like to be by your side on your Wedding day (apart from your future husband of course). If you play your cards right you can engage your Maid of honour and bride’s maids in all your planning right from the beginning. Also note that you can’t invite someone to your engagement party and NOT invite them to your Wedding. Unless you’re planning on having your Wedding in another country and you know they won’t be able to come to that.

Who should host it? – Traditionally the bride’s parents hosted the Engagement party and footed the bill, but we live in a modern society where brides and grooms now make their own traditions. You can decide to host it yourself, have more than one party, and even have a good friend host it (this person will most likely be your Maid of honour). Just remember whoever hosts the party will most likely end up paying for it.

Gifts or no gifts? – People are not expected to bring gifts but there are people who like to give Engagement gifts none the less. If you have your Wedding Gift Registry set up already you could give that to friends and family who ask, but don’t advertise this. You could also choose to have a note on the invitation saying No Gifts. More importantly be discreet and keep in mind that your Wedding is still coming up, and open your gifts after the guests have gone.

Invitations – Your Engagement party doesn’t have to follow the same theme as your Wedding so don’t worry about deciding on your Wedding theme now. You’ll have plenty of time after the party to start planning for your big day. Remember the Engagement Party is less formal so you can even send invitations via email.

This is a very special time of your life, treasure every second, don’t get carried away and always know that people are the most important part of any story. And yes you are allowed to show off and brag about your ring endlessly!

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