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Team Building Exercise: More of, Less of and the Same

Team Building Exercise: More of, Less of and the Same
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Goal Setting, Giving Feedback

Article Rating:::: 60 Ratings :::: Monday, September 1, 2014

You can use this teambuilding exercise to help delegates discover the strengths and weaknesses of their team. The exercise encourages individual thinking without pressure while at the same time helps the team to work together to address potential issues. The exercise focuses on both positive and negative aspects of the team so it is well-balanced. It also allows the team to see if any particular area is considered problematic by many team members which then indicates the scale of the issue. This in turn can lead the team to address the issue with high priority.

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Team Building Exercise: Pass the Tyre

Team Building Exercise: Pass the Tyre
Leadership, Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Large Group

Article Rating:::: 33 Ratings :::: Monday, August 25, 2014

This is a great teambuilding exercise that helps to cover several areas on leadership, teamwork and problem solving. You can run it like a competitive game for a large group. Allow the delegates go through the exercise several times to see if they can become better at the task. In the process they can learn how to work as a team towards a common objective.

The task is also fun to perform so it can be used as an energiser or even as a fun exercise to run during seminars and conferences. It provides a shared experience and an opportunity for people to have a laugh while also being able to address subjects related to teams and task completion.

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Team Building Exercise: What Makes a Team Succeed or Fail

Team Building Exercise: What Makes a Team Succeed or Fail
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Goal Setting

Article Rating:::: 17 Ratings :::: Monday, June 30, 2014

This exercise helps delegates examine their teamwork and what makes it succeed or fail. It is powerful because rather than telling a team how they should behave you can ask them to evaluate their own success. Since they come up with the qualities themselves, they are more likely to be aware of these qualities and remember them in the future, which in turn will increase the chances of success for their teams.

You can run this exercise for delegates from the same team or those who have different teams.

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Teamwork Exercise: Tell a Story about Your Past

Teamwork Exercise: Tell a Story about Your Past
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building

Article Rating:::: 35 Ratings :::: Monday, June 9, 2014

This exercise provides a structure which allows delegates to share their views, experiences and values regarding teamwork and leadership with others. This exercise works for both newly formed teams and more established ones. You can also run the exercise for delegates from different backgrounds as well as it helps to share experiences across industries and can be quite inspiring.

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Team Building Exercise: Capture the Dragon

Team Building Exercise: Capture the Dragon
Leadership, Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Problem Solving

Article Rating:::: 33 Ratings :::: Monday, June 2, 2014

This is a fun outdoor activity ideal for team building. It is also useful for young children as it is cooperative and competitive. It’s the kind of team leading exercise that leads to a memorable experience.

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Team Building Exercise: Aim for the Flag

Team Building Exercise: Aim for the Flag
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Problem Solving, Resource Management, Outdoors

Article Rating:::: 64 Ratings :::: Monday, April 28, 2014

This is an entertaining and educational exercise for building teams and getting people to work together towards a common objective. You can explore a whole lot of topics on teamwork, leadership, communication skills and problem solving. Unlike many team building games that are competitive, this exercise is cooperative despite having two different teams assigned with different tasks. As a result, the setup allows people to have a good time while also learning how to work with each other towards a common objective. The exercise can be run just in theory as well, but it is best if it is actually implemented. For that, you would need to access an open area such as a park with a specific layout so it does not require planning and preparation on your side.

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Problem Solving Exercise: Design a Menu

Problem Solving Exercise: Design a Menu
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Negotiation, Exercises for Kids, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 84 Ratings :::: Monday, April 21, 2014

This is a team building exercise suitable for all ages and both the academic and professional world. The aim is to get a number of teams to work together on a common task and understand the importance of working towards a particular target. You can easily customise the exercise to explore a variety of concepts on management and teamwork.

The main task in this exercise involves creating a menu for a particular event. Groups get to create, share and defend their choices which allow you to explore topics such as teamwork, leadership, problem solving, goal setting, cooperation, negotiation and persuasion.

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Accountability Exercise: Take One from the Jar

Accountability Exercise: Take One from the Jar
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 37 Ratings :::: Monday, April 7, 2014

While managing a team you may give a series of tasks to various team members. Each time you delegate a task, you expect a member to perform and deliver results. This leads to the concept of accountability. A well-functioning team must be held accountable for what it does. This exercise is designed to help increase accountability of team members by providing a practical system that can be implemented and used on a daily basis.

Note that this is not an exercise to go through in a training course; instead it is a system to implement. The following description covers the application which can be used for a team with any background or industry.

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Problem Solving Exercise: Define the Sequence of Activities

Problem Solving Exercise: Define the Sequence of Activities
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Persuasion Skills, Storytelling

Article Rating:::: 49 Ratings :::: Monday, March 3, 2014

This exercise helps groups of people to work together on a common activity to solve a given problem. The exercise allows you to address a number of training areas such as inter-group communication, self-management, leadership, approach to problem solving, mapping visual data to logical data and cooperation.

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Brainstorming Exercise: Design Shoes

Brainstorming Exercise: Design Shoes
Leadership, Exercises, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Design

Article Rating:::: 96 Ratings :::: Monday, November 11, 2013

This is an entertaining and educational exercise. It helps to unleash people’s creativity, bring them together and get them to cooperate on a common task and solve problems.

In this exercise, the main aim is to get teams design shoes. You will provide a set of criteria as well as research materials and teams should then work on a creative solution. The designs are compared and a winning team is rewarded.

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