Wyboston Lakes Case Study: The Importance of Reflection

With over £3 million investment and renovation at Wyboston Lakes Resort’ at The Woodlands Executive Centre well under way, it was important for the team to take time out and reflect. The start of 2019 provided a great opportunity for the sales and events team to take some time away from their day-to-day activities to take account of the incredible developments that have taken place so far and the changes which are yet to happen at the venue in Spring.

Through our unique Animate activity, the team were able to get creative and tell their own story of the developments which have been taking place on site using special stop-motion animation technology. To take on the task, teams had to assign different roles and responsibilities to each individual and then begin storyboarding the script for their video animation. Following this, it was time to start prop making and then bringing their vision to life through their video.

Not only did the activity enable the team to reflect and take stock on the changes that have been happening and how they might go about expressing these through their video; it also enabled the team to experience the new facilities and conference room features for themselves, something they’d rarely get a chance to do. The vibrant red wipe boards in the Cherry room were a brilliant brainstorming tool and the conference facilities provided a light, airy and an inspiring space to come together as a team.

Animate proved to be a very unique learning tool and reflective activity for the team. This experience really illustrated the power of team building, whilst creating corporate messages in a sophisticated and fun way, all the while creating great employee engagement. Not only is this evident at the time of the event but also with long-term business strategies which provide tremendous value, as well as increased attachment and belief for staff in where the company is going and the role they play in the bigger vision.

Aside from the Animate activity, to end the session, the Wyboston Lakes team experienced a whole new team building concept called The Infinite Loop – a next generation escape room activity using VR technology. The first of its kind here in the UK, it’s clear this next generation of team building experience will be popular throughout 2019 and beyond. Team 3 on the day worked together most successfully and came out on top in the demo experience of the game – BRAVO!

“Thank you very much for the brilliant sessions that you and the guys ran yesterday. The team really enjoyed it and were unanimous in saying that this would be a great offer for our clients. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We can now talk with real confidence and enthusiasm about Orangeworks.”

– Director of Sales

“Many thanks for providing us with the opportunity to take part in the Animate experience. Everyone attending the sessions found it to be informative, fun and new, and would have no hesitation in recommending your product to clients looking for teambuilding activities.”

– Key Account Manager