Posts tagged: team building exercises

Splash! Team Building Communication Exercise

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During school, talking amongst your classmates was discouraged. Chatty Cathy was always sent to sit in the corner, facing the wall, and in high school that became detention.

Within team environments in the workplace however, you want good communication. Talking is encouraged, expected, and required.

Enhance collaboration and productivity with this team building communication exercise.

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DIY Team Building Exercise: Warm Fuzzies

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Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise.

DIY EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own personal value.

This is an ideal ice breaker for teams that have worked together for some period of time.
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Throwback Thursday: Team Building Lessons from College


Remember the good old days of college?

Bonding with friends over late nights filled with coffee, work and stressful deadlines?

Wait… these things probably sound familiar…

There are many parallels between experiences in college and your current job. This is especially true with team bonding in your company, and team bonding in fraternities and sororities.

Here are three team building lessons learned from Greek life that you can apply to building stronger bonds today.

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Team Building Exercise: Mammoth Monument


Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise.

Let us know how it goes!

EXERCISE GOAL: To create an icon that serves to represent and unite the participants as a single team.
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Valenteam – Sweetheart Ideas for Meeting Energizers and Team Builders

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Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch.

The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important.

Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in the virtual world.

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Holiday Parties that Rock – Ideas to make your party profitable


It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains.  From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.

Team building is inspired by one of 3 F’s – Fun, Fast Forward and Fix.  Fix is when we have a super tuff group with dynamic issues and is not functioning at their peak – and that’s not something we are going to work on over the holidays – we’ll have plenty of that with our in-laws visiting (LOL). Read more ›

Building powerful team retreats- Part 2: Components of a Training Program

Part 2 of a two part series on building team retreats. Read part 1 here.

Components of a Training Program

Creating training and development programs that meet the educational needs of your learners require that you create a program mix that meets the holistic needs of your staff. In my experience of providing training and development programs I have found that mixing some of the following components into your program will create an effective, efficient, and empowering program. Read more ›

Building powerful team retreats- Part 1: Design & Delivery


This is the first of a two part series on building effective team retreats.

Vividly, I remember my first day as a staff trainer. I was clad in my McFinest, McCleanest, McBestest of uniforms…. McDonald’s green polyester. I was given a new gold embossed plastic name tag, with ‘Crew Trainer’ written on it. I had begun my climb up the corporate ladder. From being a burger flipping, minimum wage earning, lowly crew member I had grasped the next rung and rose into a position where I was permitted to share the trade secrets of the Big Mac and McChicken… as the prestigious Crew Trainer! Read more ›

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