Activity for Group of 20 and Problem Solving

Question: I have a group of 20 and I need an activity for problem solving. Answer: Unfortunately, I need just a little more information to be able to direct you well in this area.  There can be a number of challenges under the umbrella of ‘problem solving: Is this a group or individual problem? If individuals, you might be better coaching them 1:1 instead of using a ‘team’ solution.  Especially if only a few people are having a hard time. If a group, there might be a lack of brainstorming of potential solutions, so really you need a brainstorming activity,[…]Read More…

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Intense Trust Team Building Activity for 10-15 People and a Few Hours

Question: "I need an intense trust primer for 10-15 people (I have not decided who should attend yet) and I have a few hours at my disposal.  What could I do for the group to get them to be able to understand how to repair and deepen trust?" Answer: Trust comes from real vulnerability, not silly activities that poorly mimic 'trust'.  If you want and intense trust session, the trust that people extend MUST be real, not 'put-my-company-hat-on' trust.  That means each person being vulnerable.  A GREAT trust building activity that is disguised as an 'icebreaker' is Who Are You? [...]Read More...
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Employee Engagement Starts with Team Building? Actually, no, No NO!

Question: Can you look through the power point presentation we have put together to justify a team building program we are trying to initiate? Answer: I looked through the power point presentations and it appears you are attempting to use team building to increase employee engagement.  Is that right? Using team building as your tool for employee engagement is extremely tricky and is just as likely to backfire and discourage engagement or create disengaged people. Many people use traditional team building expecting greater engagement when that same team building is ridiculed by the ‘team’.  So, before we get into the[…]Read More…

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What is a Fun Outdoor Team Activity We Can Run Ourselves?

Question: We are an Employment Services Company, a close knit team of 23 already but looking for outdoors (as we live by the sea), something fun we can do all together.  EG: last year we did Minute to Win IT. Any ideas you have would be great.   Answer: Fun, learning and meaning can all exist together.   I have been thinking about this and I would suggest finding something community based is usually the next step.  Make it fun and meaningful at the same time. Community Clean Up An easy example of community based activity – you are near[…]Read More…

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Activity Involving Sacrifice

Question from Allen: I have a group of 40 and about 30 minutes.  I need an activity to get across the idea of sacrifice. So any game where the main strategy to win or succeed involves sacrifice. Answer: This might be worth a conversation as it really depends upon what kind of sacrifice you are considering. Win Win Win is a great activity that actually sacrifices competition for the sake of the entire group.  Also, you have to sacrifice your groups agenda and plan in order to create greater success.  This would work really well with your 5 teams of[…]Read More…

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