Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Nov 7, 2003 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Every group can benefit from team-building exercises. But sometimes it’s not practical to embark on a full-scale training initiative. Now, supervisors, managers, and team leaders have 50 team-building activities to choose from, all of which can be implemented with no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Readers will find engaging exercises for: * Building new teams and helping teams with new members * Dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration, and more * Recognizing individual efforts and team accomplishments * Finding creative ways to work together and solve problems * Increasing and improving communication * Leveraging diversity and individual differences to meet team goals * Keeping competition healthy and productive within the team Instructions and tips for follow-up and variations are included for each activity, and an additional chapter provides valuable advice for working through unexpected difficulties in team-building.

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User Review  - rjg7 - LibraryThing

See the chapter "Connecting: Getting to Know Each Other" contains some good games for ice breakers. Some are five minutes or less. Recommended. Read full review

Quick TeamBuilding for busy Managers

User Review  - blondy42 - Overstock.com

Thsi book is full of great information on getting to know people. They are quick and easy to do. We have a lot of new people in our offices and these ideas are an easy way to get to know everyone. We do one activity right before our Monday meeting each week. Great Book. Read full review

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Part I Getting Ready
Part II The Activities

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Brian Cole MILLER is the owner of Working Solutions, a management and training consultant firm whose clients include Nationwide Insurance, Mailboxes Etc., and Burger King. He is former director of training and development at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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