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According to Merriam-Webster, the word Facilitator is defined as: one that facilitates; especially : one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision.
Have you heard of the IRS dance video? How about the Star Trek parody?
You work as a team. You want to succeed. Now what?
Are you ready to bite a shark to provide lunch for your tribe like Richard Hatch did in Survivor: Borneo?
#3 Green lunches build strong teams. Did you bring lunch to elementary school in your Spiderman or Tweety Bird lunch bag? Well, for a lot of us, that is probably the last time we were very “green” about eating lunch.
For the best experience possible, you have to let the mojo flow. It’s a perfect storm… the facilitator has your team working together to build bikes, move a marble across the room or solve the latest CSI case, they’re having a blast and bonding… exactly like you wanted them to. And then… it all comes crashing down because of an interruption that wasn’t part of your team building plan. (more…)
A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too. There are a few more team building details that goes into it. If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want is for all that enthusiasm to come to a screeching halt because your planning didn’t allow enough time for setup.
The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team? You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”. Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your team from sneaking off to find the nearest couch. (more…)
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