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Care for the team's health and give them a comfortable environment to reduce stress.

Here are some simple quick ideas to help demonstrate the brain's reaction to change. They are based on having to accomplish a simple everyday task in a different way: do left-handed a simple task normally done right-handed (or vice-versa) blindfolded or with eyes shut (be mindful of safety issues) outside (instead of indoors - maybe even in the rain/wind - which ...

Enrich the laboral relationship and improve the work dynamic.

Using the materials available, each group should build or make a package that will protect the egg and make it survive a drop of approximately 8 feet. After the group has made their egg package, each group should also make an advertisement (such as a slogan or yell) to describe their egg package. Test the groups’ packages by dropping the eggs at a height of 8 ...

Strengthen team communication and activate the communication channels.

What makes a memorable TV commercial, product design, or marketing campaign? Why do you listen to certain politicians or business leaders, and glaze over at the very mention of others? Why is it that you dread opening certain senders’ emails, but open others as soon as they land in your inbox? It’s all about messaging. When a piece of communication is to the ...

Strengthen team work and identify the importance of working together to achieve goals.

Split larger teams into smaller groups of four or five people, and if possible, have the same number of people in each group. Set up a separate conference call for each group. This game is played in two rounds. Each person will need a paper and pen.   ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Round One Tell them you are going to show them a pyramid that contains all the ...

Care for the team's health and give them a comfortable environment to reduce stress.

ProcedureThis advanced version of Virtual Q&A deepens the level of self-disclosure and trust among team members. Start your conference call or virtual meeting by asking one or two of these more in-depth questions. VariationsThis activity works well for teams separated by time zones, different work shifts, or other time barriers. Select one or two questions from ...

Activate the connection between team members.

This game provides a colorful, visual portrait of your team to print and share. Using the fun web-based tool Wordle, you will create an image that highlights the qualities your team members have in common as well as those that make your team unique. Have each team member email a short written bio (100 words or less) to the facilitator. The facilitator will ...

Introduce new teams and/or team members and foster communication.

Want to know more about creating quick, fun ice breakers or activity for training sessions, team building sessions, and regular meetings? At the same time, there is a place for a fun ice breaker or activities whose only purpose is to help session attendees know and appreciate each other. Here is an ice breaker that requires some time in preparation, but is quick and ...

Activate the connection between team members.

Start your conference call or virtual meeting by asking one or two light getting-to-know-you questions. Questions can be of a general nature, or more work specific. You may use some questions from the provided list or have team members generate questions of their own. VariationsThis activity also works well for teams separated by time zones, different work shifts, ...

Improve the Team Leader's abilities.

Warm Up: Before starting, set up the room so that each corner represents a cardinal point (i.e., north, south, etc.). Small groups will gather in their specified corners. Introduce the Leadership Compass. Like a directional compass, the Leadership Compass has four directions, or ways in which people approach work. Many of us work in all of the directions at ...

Enrich the laboral relationship and improve the work dynamic.

One volunteer should stand at the platform. The rest of the members should form two vertical lines facing each other on the ground. The volunteer should stand with his or her back to her team and with his or her arms crossed. The rest of the members should provide a stable landing area through their arms. When the catchers are ready, the volunteer should freely ...
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