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Brainstorming Exercise: Design Shoes

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

Article Rating:::: 154 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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Creativity Exercise: Stylish Logos

Creativity Exercise: Stylish Logos
Exercises, Team Building, Large Group, Marketing, Branding, Design

Article Rating:::: 17 Ratings :::: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This is a feel-good training exercise that gets everyone involved in a creative activity. In this exercise, delegates get to create a variety of illustrations or produce crafts which resemble the logo of their company.

The creative effort is a useful team building activity that brings people closer together by working on something similar and by having a common light-hearted objective. It also makes staff feel warmer towards the company through association by working on the logo.

The results of delegates efforts will be a series of artwork produced in various styles and with different materials all resembling the logo of the company. The logos can then be then displayed in the foyer of the company where customers and visitors can observe them. It could signal that the company is a fun place to work in and that staff care about the company and are happy to be there.

This exercise is ideal for delegates who are from the same company.

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Management Exercise: Limiting Instructions Reduces Creativity

Management Exercise: Limiting Instructions Reduces Creativity
Exercises, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Branding, Design

Article Rating:::: 64 Ratings :::: Monday, October 15, 2012

This training exercise helps to emphasise the importance of giving open-ended instructions. Research shows that when the instructions are limiting or force a person or a group to consider only a subset of solutions, they are likely to produce less creative results.

In this exercise, delegates will go through a creative problem solving process and see the comparison between limiting and open-ended instructions for themselves.

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Team Building Exercise: Iterative Collaboration

Team Building Exercise: Iterative Collaboration
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Problem Solving, Design

Article Rating:::: 163 Ratings :::: Monday, January 9, 2012

This three-part exercise focuses on collaboration and team building. It highlights the importance of communication and teamwork in groups. The three parts of the activity incrementally add more partnership between individuals helping participants to compare their performance as more collaboration is introduced. You can run this as a teambuilding game. 

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Team Building Activities for Kids: My Dream T-Shirt

Team Building Activities for Kids: My Dream T-Shirt
Exercises, Team Building, Creativity, Exercises for Kids, Design

Article Rating:::: 197 Ratings :::: Monday, November 28, 2011

This exercise is suitable for children as it allows them to express themselves artistically and reveal significant character traits which are important in team building. They will get to analyse their T-Shirt designs and also come up with new designs that best capture the message they like to convey or the way they see themselves.

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Team Building Exercise: Make the Tallest Tower

Team Building Exercise: Make the Tallest Tower
Leadership, Games, Team Building, Communication Skills, Creativity, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Design

Article Rating:::: 133 Ratings :::: Monday, August 8, 2011

In this exercise, delegates practice working together towards a common goal; making the tallest free standing tower given simple materials. The teambuilding game is competitive and requires creativity as well as good leadership, division of tasks, resource management and decision making. It also helps to improve communication skills. 

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Creativity Exercise: Caption the Cartoon

Creativity Exercise: Caption the Cartoon
Games, Exercises, Problem Solving, Marketing, Design, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 69 Ratings :::: Monday, July 4, 2011

This fun activity helps delegates to exercise their creativity and use their whole brains (left and right side) to solve the problems presented here. You can also run this exercise as a competition between groups and provide a prize at the end.

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Creativity Exercise: Design a Game

Creativity Exercise: Design a Game
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Problem Solving, Design

Article Rating:::: 89 Ratings :::: Monday, February 28, 2011

This is a fairly flexible team building activity that you can use to improve delegates’ creativity, decision making and team working skills. Effectively you get the groups to design a game in the given time and later evaluate the process they went through. You can use a number of variations to customise this training exercise based on your needs.

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Creativity Exercise: Design a Flag

Creativity Exercise: Design a Flag
Exercises, Team Building, Motivation, Goal Setting, Branding, Design

Article Rating:::: 103 Ratings :::: Monday, January 10, 2011

Use this creativity exercise for team building. It is an ideal exercise for a group of people who are already working together or are about to start working together. Groups should work together to create flags that represent their teams, philosophy and their view of how they work together presented symbolically. They can then hang this flag in their environment and more importantly explain it to others to reinforce their thoughts and identity both for themselves and for others.

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Creativity Exercise: Idea Generation

Creativity Exercise: Idea Generation
Exercises, Communication Skills, Goal Setting, Sales Skills, Design

Article Rating:::: 82 Ratings :::: Monday, March 15, 2010

This is a fun interactive exercise which encourages delegates to become more creative when generating ideas or solutions. In particular, it helps the delegates to understand the nature of random thinking in creative tasks and learn how to exploit it. This activity also works well as a team building exercise as it enables participants to work together in achieving results.

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