Alun Gathergood

Team Building Facilitator & Workshopper

I lead team building and team bonding programs in Phuket and Bangkok and facilitate team development and leadership training workshops across Asia. I also write anecdotally about teams, leadership and corporate life.

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  • I’ve worked with team building groups as small as 7 people and as large as 1000 (although I wouldn’t want to do another group of 1000!). While there are pros and cons to both small groups and large groups, I believe there is a sweet spot. So, what is that sweet spot? Team Building for…

  • “How do we make a good team better?” This was the question from a recent client from the medical services industry. I was asked to work with the non-sales departments. This included Operations, HR, finance, IT, admin, regulatory affairs, and others. The focus was to be on improving teamwork and communication. Their team had been…

  • What Can I Say? There’s not a lot I can say about this team building in Phuket a couple of weeks ago. That’s not because nothing happened. Indeed, it was a pretty awesome and memorable afternoon. It’s that my client has requested full anonymity. Hence the generic placeholder image. All I can really say is…

  • Phuket Offers Something for Every MICE Group The phrase ‘team building program’ can mean different things to different people and, as a personal brand, I like to focus on one particular style. It’s important to note that Phuket has a lot of options for MICE groups and there should be no difficulty in finding an…

  • Team Building by Numbers Putting the right number of people on a work team is perhaps the most basic of steps towards ensuring efficiency and good decision-making. Yet so many managers get it wrong. Teams are simply getting too big. For example, managers will often add people to a leadership team so that the individual…

  • Team Building Through Food As remote working has become more widespread over the last couple of years, annual team get-togethers have become even more important because many team members may have joined the company and never had the opportunity to meet their colleagues in person. I’m noticing that organisations are primarily using these annual retreats…

  • Dealing with Conflict At Work This half-day interactive workshop looked at conflict in the workplace. Every team has some degree of conflict. It’s inescapable. And, in fact, having a workplace in which nobody speaks up or shares their opinions is just as dangerous and ineffective as a high-conflict environment. What’s important is how teams and…

  • Mixology at Its Best (and Worst) Cocktail-making is a classy and sophisticated team building activity in Bangkok. It’s perfectly suited to Bangkok’s high-end hotels and offers an on-site option that remains engaging and fun-focused. I often recommend it for groups with participants that don’t know each other particularly well (increasingly common these days with the…

  • Team Building with A Movie Our movie-making team building program is my personal favourite. I believe it is the funniest, most creative and most engaging team building program on our menu. I recommend that every group should try it at least once. Just get in touch to learn more about it. Held at Pullman Phuket…

  • Big Group. Big Energy. I’ve always loved working with Malaysian groups. I find them particularly warm, friendly and up for a laugh. This group of 94 pax from an environmental management company continued that trend and it was a real pleasure working with them. The Holiday Inn Resort Patong was the venue. This hotel is…