Culinary Team Building

Corporate team building activities vary widely, some good and some ridiculous. A ‘hot new trend’ in corporate team building has been using cooking as the activity. Does it work? The answer to that lies in how it is facilitated. There is an inherent value in the activity because you are working on one of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — the bottom of the triangle, Hunger. Now, we are not talking about the kind of hunger we witness on TV that is happening around the world with starving children, obviously. And yet, making meals and eating together deals with one of[…]Read More…

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Activity to Collect, Rate and Assess Topics

Here is a recent request from a person on our website looking for the right tool to collect, rate and assess problems: “James, in a nutshell, we know some issues exist and we know some have not yet been identified.  Essentially, if everyone came prepared to discuss their perception of what issues exist, and we had a good activity to collect, rate and assess to issues, this would be great. Below was my response: In terms of issues that exist, collections, rating and assessing – this is not something we have as a product to sell. However, we have done[…]Read More…

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One Trip Digital Kit Download Page

One Trip Digital Kit 1 file(s)   377.37 KB Please login to download Activities in the One Trip Digital Kit: Group Juggling If inter-departmental communication and processes are your office bugbear, then opt for ‘Group Juggling’ and you will soon witness all round improvements back at the work place.  ‘Group Juggling’ is an icebreaker and customer service activity that is 100% fun and heightens communication within teams. Group synergy is at the core of this game and it provides the foundation for participants to learn to work together and to act as a team. Tied In Knots Decision-making and consensus[...]Read More...
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Ladder of Inference Activity

Key learnings for participants: It is important to be aware of assumptions, and recognize one is
making them, though sometimes it will be necessary to make
assumptions (due to urgency of decisions, lacking complete
information) 
Dynamic tension between speed of decisions and cost of gathering
complete information (it is not practical to have all facts before
making decisions; assumptions are necessary) Balance the need for task completion (certainty) with full
consideration of the impact of each decision (made with incomplete
information) upon the final conclusions Increased awareness and sharing of assumptions can improve decision
making Individuals often have different levels of comfort with making 
assumptions (i.e., ambiguity) Assumptions[…]Read More…

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Meaningful Team Building Activities

By James Carter In this article, James discusses team building and some activities that are outside the norm.  First there are a few examples of what we provide to create meaning in team building.  Secondly, there are a couple of DIY activities you can do to create meaningful team building.  Finally, James provides some thoughts about what creates meaningful team building. [hr] [tabs style="default" title="Philanthropic Team Building Activities"] [tab title="Building A Dream"] Assemble bicycles and give them to deserving children who would never otherwise own a bike!  Read More... [/tab] [tab title="Sole Purpose"] Provide a child shoes for life so[...]Read More...
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How to Pick a Team Building Activity

Running a new activity can be terrifying.  We know as we are trying new activities all the time and sometimes they don’t work the way I thought they would. DO NOT FEAR!  We are here to help you pick and execute the perfect activity for your group that is guaranteed to be awesome. Selecting an activity is both simple and challenging.  If in doubt, KEEP IT SIMPLE.  However, here are the steps we take to choose activities in our facilitation: First, look at the logistical parameters you have to work with for the activity: How many participants do you have?[…]Read More…

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