50 Activities for Team Building

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Human Resource Development, 1992 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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Volume 1 contains creative training activities which focus on the building blocks for teams such as communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and decision making. These activities are ideal for team leaders who are looking for creative activities to energize their teams but do not have the time to develop them.
 

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Contents

A CrossTeam Building Approach
3
Yea Team
15
Bringing Up the Boss
19
Robin HoodAn Empowerment Activity
21
The Ball Game
23
Really But I Thought
25
Dealing with Problem People on Teams
27
Resolving Intergroup Conflict
31
Forming New Teams
103
Linking Team Problem Solving with Corporate Strategy
115
Team Building Interview Guide
119
Visioning a Vision
123
Rx for Team Effectiveness
125
The Team of Your Life
127
Think I Make a Contribution
129
Team on Team
133

A Breath of Fresh Air
33
An Activity for a Mature Team
35
The Car Case
37
Why Are We Here?
41
Skills for Sale
43
TMSA Process for Role Clarification
45
An Assessment Activity
49
Drawings
53
Communicating About Conflict
55
Dealing with Problem Behaviors in Teams
59
My Team and Me
61
Mapping Team Success
65
A Get Acquainted Activity
70
Project OP
75
The Victory Tour
79
Creating a Team Mission
89
The Product Development Team
95
Transition Team Building
101
A Grid Perspective
137
Selecting a Problem Solution
141
Selecting a Team Problem
147
Project Rescue
153
A Constraint Activity
159
An Ethical Dilemma
169
Tuff Jobs
175
Questions We Ask Ourselves
183
Team Conflict Mode
187
A Get Acquainted Activity
193
A Consensus Activity
197
Creating a Team Logo
205
Im Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
207
Interdependent Images
209
An OD Intervention
211
Improving Team Meetings
215
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Page vii - A group of people is not a team. A team is a group of people with a high degree of interdependence geared toward the achievement of a goal or completion of a task.

About the author (1992)

Glenn M. Parker is a consultant and trainer who has helped create high-performance teams at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Phillips-Van Heusen, Telcordia Technologies, BOC Gases, and the U.S. Coast Guard. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and manuals on teams, including: Team Players and Teamwork (Jossey-Bass, 1990), Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies and Other Strangers (Jossey-Bass, 1994), Cross-Functional Teams Toolkit (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1997), and Team Depot: A Warehouse of 585 Tools to Reassess, Rejuvenate, and Rehabilitate Your Team (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2002). He also coauthored Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches (Jossey-Bass, 2000) with Jerry McAdams and David Zielinski, and 50 Activities for Team Building (HRD Press, 1991).

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