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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But establishing and developing those bonds can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Don’t be seen as the …
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Icebreakers | Paradigm Shift

Icebreakers | Paradigm Shift | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Leadership Training & Development
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Sort Your Group into a Line | Skills Converged

Sort Your Group into a Line | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a team building exercise where delegates need to solve a problem while deprived of a particular sense. The purpose is to see how the group self-organises, communicates, understands what needs to be done to achieve the goal and executes their plan efficiently. This exercise is ideal for large groups.
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Teambuilding Activities

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Explore Ariana Amorim's hand-picked collection of Pins about Teambuilding Activities on Pinterest. | See more about team building exercises, team building activities and leadership activities.
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Teambuilding Activities | Trainers Warehouse Blog

Teambuilding Activities | Trainers Warehouse Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it

I’ve been drawing from a variety of discussions on LinkedIN to build this collection of team building activities. I’ll continue to add to it, as I read more!

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Steve Miletto's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:17 PM

Quick team building ideas

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Skills Converged > Communication Skills Exercise: Build an Identical Sculpture

Skills Converged > Communication Skills Exercise: Build an Identical Sculpture | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"This exercise helps delegates to practice communication skills. In particular it focuses on observation skills, how to describe something in simple yet meaningful ways and how to provide feedback. It is an ideal exercise for team building as it helps to improve inter-team communication.

 

Objective

Build an identical sculpture based on the observations made in short intervals by different members of your team."


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Today's Fabulous Finds: Whose Game Is It Anyway? (Group Game)

Today's Fabulous Finds: Whose Game Is It Anyway? (Group Game) | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The name of the game is "Who's Game is it Anyway?"  It's a conglomeration of  a bunch of games all pulled together into one:  "Who's Line is it Anyway? (the title), Jeopardy, Minute To Win It, Pictionary, Family Feud, Monopoly, and The Price Is Right.  It's also loosely based on the board game Cranium.

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Keypunch / Blind Line Up

Keypunch / Blind Line Up | Serious Play | Scoop.it

These two activities are wonderful problem solvers. Keypunch deals with effective group process. Blind Line Up will challenge their communication skills.

Type of Initiative: Problem-Solving

 

Props: 25 Numbered Rubber Discs

 

Aim of the Game: To line up in the correct order from the lowest number to the highest number without talking and with their eyes closed. 

 

Playing the Game: Each participant is asked to take a Disc, look at the number and put it in their pocket. Ask them not to share their number with anyone else in the group. Distribute blindfolds to those participants who have trouble keeping their eyes closed. The objective is for the participants to line up in order from lowest number to the highest number with their eyes closed, and without talking. They may not strategize before beginning. Inform them that they must be able to prove to themselves and to you the facilitator that they are in the right order before the activity is over.  Encourage the participants to put their 'bumpers up' to avoid any collisions with other participants. Also let them know that you will be watching the group so that no one wanders off with their eyes closed. Anytime you ask someone to close their eyes you should do a safety talk about boundaries and safe environments.

 

Most of the time groups will start out by milling about trying to tap their number out on someone's shoulder. Eventually someone will figure out clapping their number so that they can be communicating with more than one person at a time. If the group gets pretty close but are not quite there it is good to ask for a show of hands if they think they are right before they open their eyes. You can give them feedback such as, "There is one person that does not think the group is in the right order, how can you prove to the group that you are in the correct order?" Usually this will result in one more round of sequential clapping to prove that they are in the right order.

 

Debriefing topics:

How did you try to communicate your number to the group?What was frustrating about this activity?How did it feel to have your eyes closed?How did other's behaviors in the group affect your performance?How does this experience mirror day to day communication?   
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Skills Converged > Teambuilding Exercise: Handle Toxic Waste

Skills Converged > Teambuilding Exercise: Handle Toxic Waste | Serious Play | Scoop.it

In this team building exercise, the group must work together to handle toxic waste symbolised by an object. Many areas can be explored in this exercise including leadership, problem solving, teamwork, communication skills and attention to detail. You can easily adjust the difficulty level of this exercise by varying the type of equipment used or changing a number of parameters as described in the Variations section below.

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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a creative and energizing exercise which encourages thinking on the spot and also allows them to compete with each other. Delegate must complete a story based on a number of given punch lines in a competitive environment.
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How Do You Play

How Do You Play | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses.

 

This website is all about the 3 F's: FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY and FUN. Our goal is to provide the best collection of instructions to useful games and activities for classrooms, homes, parties, businesses, camps, churches, and any other situation where you need to harness the power of play.

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Ariana Amorim's comment, February 27, 2013 6:37 AM
Amazing site to find games, activities and instructions. Very useful.
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Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo

Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Online database of group games & activities. Dozens of ice-breakers, get-to-know-you games, energisers, name games, trust exercises & group problem-solving / teambuilding initiatives. Ideal for teachers, corporate trainers & program leaders.
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Mobile Phone Team Building Exercises and Icebreakers | Skills Converged

Mobile Phone Team Building Exercises and Icebreakers | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Generally, mobile phones are not welcome during a training course. They can distract or annoy people if not switched off. However, like an
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Great Solutions to Team Challenges: **Suspend As Many Marshmallows In The Air As Possible**

Great Solutions to Team Challenges: **Suspend As Many Marshmallows In The Air As Possible** | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A group of friends. One task. Ten minutes or less. How will you solve the problem?
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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Take it Without Touching

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Take it Without Touching | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This is a simple but fun team building exercise most suitable for outdoors. This exercise can also be a fun activity for kids. You can run competitively and give a prize to the winner. It helps to train people on staying focused while being totally aware of their environment and the dynamic changes. A winner must be good at predicting what others are going to do while keeping them guessing on he would do.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:27 AM

Team Building skills are good for any group to practice. Here is a link to this group activity and others as well.

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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Don’t Spill the Water

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Don’t Spill the Water | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Purpose

This is an exercise similar to the popular team building exercise on handling toxic waste. The major difference here is that participants need to handle a glass of water and don’t spill it while carrying it from one location to another.

The exercise is ideal for teamwork, leadership and resource management. The competitive atmosphere leads to rapid decision making, activity coordination, and novel ways to compromise and get the task done.

 

Objective

Carry a glass of water from one location to another without spilling any water or touching the glass, using only the materials provided.

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Skills Converged > Teamwork Exercise: Sort the Numbered Plates

Skills Converged > Teamwork Exercise: Sort the Numbered Plates | Serious Play | Scoop.it

In this team building exercise, delegates learn to work together to complete a seemingly simple task. However, teams can always get better results if they plan ahead, assign leaders, coordinate their activities and generally think of ways to optimise their workflow. You can teach about many teamwork skills in the context of this exercise.

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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This is a fantastic exercise in getting a group practice working together, coordinating their activities and learning to work more efficiently. Delegates must review their performance and think of better strategies in problem solving.

As an analogy this exercise can be thought of as a production team tasked to produce a gadget where the efficiency of the team leads to better production rates. The team must think of ways to improve the production rate and workflow. They must think of strategies that can be implemented easily in practice and improved on. The exercise requires teamwork, leadership, communication skills and the ability of each team to get the best from every individual.

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Sample and Free training resources

Free Training Resources including Icebreakers and energisers
Leadership models
Customer service posters
Self-assessment quizzes
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Johnball

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The requirements for playing Johnball are: Bats "As long as you use any foam or plastic bat, you’ll be fine. (Obviously, you’ll want to steer clear of all metallic and wooden bats.) These can be pi...
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Skills Converged > Management Exercise: Mind Share

Skills Converged > Management Exercise: Mind Share | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This energetic exercise can be used as a brainstorming and data-collection activity for team members. It helps individuals to express themselves around a predefined set of questions. This can also help the management and the team to better understand each other. A great advantage of this exercise is that everyone can equally contribute without fearing ridicule or judgement.

You can easily customise this exercise by adjusting the set of questions provided to them and bias the exercise towards a direction of your choice. This exercise is ideal for delegates who work closely together as part of a team.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Icebreaker Activities and Team Building Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Icebreaker Activities and Team Building Games | Serious Play | Scoop.it

 Icebreakers.ws is an online catalog of dozens of fun icebreaker and team builder activities. The activities are categorized by group size and activity type. To find an activity appropriate for your group just select your group's size then use the activity type key to find "get-to-know-you games," "team building games," or "active (break a sweat) games."

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Team Building Activities for Adults 101

Team Building Activities for Adults 101 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
As an experienced organizational development consultant I can tell you that any effective team building intervention for adults must have the following 3 critical success factors:
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