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Dogs and group dynamics

Barcelona's Sant Joan de Deus was the first Hospital in Spain to open a unit with canine assistance to give emotional support to children and their families.  In 2012 the Hospital successfully implemented and integrated dog therapy and assistance for medical visits...

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The 7 secrets for successful Team Building

Most of our guests contact us to organise team building activities which can assure afterwards increased performance. Unfortunately there is no one solution that fits everybody - however we identified 7 key basics that will ensure your team building experience will...

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“New” marketplace in Barcelona!

Last month we witnessed the reopening of one of the biggest and more emblematic marketplaces in Barcelona - Mercat Sant Antoni. The original project was built between 1879 and 1882 by the architect Antoni Roviras I Trias and eventually closed in order to be reformed...

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Motivation at work

Abraham Maslow was an academic working in the field of Psychology and became well known for his work on the Hierarchy of Needs model in 1943. This theory still remains valid today for understanding and utilizing human motivation in various contexts. Maslow's pyramid...

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Teamwork theory: from forming to performing

Have you ever found yourself in a team in which you felt a total stranger? Or in a team where you felt unheard? Maybe a team in which shortcomings where more than the actual achievements? Many of us out there shared at some point these feelings and often the answer...

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Gamifying employees engagement

Why employees engagement? There is extensive scientific literature on the relationship between employees engagement and companies’ results. The higher the engagement, the higher the results: the higher the results, the higher the profits.  With this linear...

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Christmas in Barcelona

There is usually not a lot of snow in Barcelona (if any) but the Christmas spirit is very present through the popular local traditions such as markets, parades, gastronomy and many more which we will try to explain briefly. One of the most typical things is the...

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Group building or Team building?

Spot the difference: Team activities or Group activities?  At Barcelona Ambassadors, we’re often asked whether there is any difference between team building activities and group building activities. Are they just different words for the same thing, or do they function...

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Casa Bacardi

A couple of weeks ago we had a great time at Casa Bacardi and we wanted to tell you everything about it. This fun and interactive museum of the world's famous rum is located in the charming city of Sitges just 20 minutes south of Barcelona. Casa Bacardi was...

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How the learning curve can affect our performance?

How many times you found yourself in a situation when you joined a new team or got a new job and were extremely motivated to do your best and wanted to get noticed for your great performance, yet you just did not know how? How many times you found yourself in a...

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25th anniversary of Barcelona 92′ II

The week after the 25th anniversary of the summer Olympics in Barcelona I go back to those memories and feelings from the late 80’. After the first journey in 1987 the next visits of the Olympic Committee and other observers were meant to show by local authorities the...

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Ensaladilla rusa

Many of you have probably ask yourself when in Spain what is this “ensaladilla rusa” (Russian salad) that is served in almost every restaurant and bar? Most importantly why they call it Russian!? Ensaladilla rusa is today a classic and one of the most typical Spanish...

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Emporda wine region II

At the beginning of May we posted an article about the Baix (low) Emporda region which is part of the Denominacion de Origen (D.O.) Emporda. Since then we were able to go back and visit the Alt (high) Emporda and we are ready to tell you everything about it. The upper...

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High-performing teams

What do high performing teams have that others don’t? Teams are the key to creating more committed, productive and sustainable companies, but some are more effective than others. One of the most important researches on this topic was conducted by Marcial Losada and...

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Monvinic – wine bar and restaurant

A couple of weeks ago along with Michele we hosted some special guests that were in Barcelona for a workshop with their company. This fun group of different nationalities had some serious wine and food lovers onboard. Based on the information we were given about their...

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Emporda wine region

Last Saturday we embarked on a two day wine tour to the lovely region of Emporda (D.O. Emporda is actually the wine region/appellation) by the Costa Brava just over an hour north of Barcelona. Wine was introduced in Catalonia back in the 6th century B.C. through the...

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25th anniversary of Barcelona 92′

This year we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the summer Olympics in Barcelona. The opening ceremony took place on the 25th of July and the closure was the 9th of August 1992. It was the first time the Olympics took place in Catalonia, Spain. For the first time in...

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Why coaching with animals?

12,000 years ago the only animal known to have been domesticated was the wolf-dog, surprisingly the domestication of sheep, goats and cows happened much after. This discovery raised the interesting possibility that people had a companion animal long before they began...

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La Bomba

La Bomba is one of the most popular and delicious tapas in Spain. A potato ball filled with meat, deep fried and served with a special spicy sauce. Although currently la bomba can be found in bars and bodegas all over Spain it is probably one of the most...

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