Team Workouts

Team Workouts

Teams MUST practice being a team.

60 minute DIY sessions to help your team practice and become stronger.

Workouts differ from activities.

Workouts are highly prescriptive and detailed to get certain outcomes with your team.  Each one is designed to exercise a particular team ‘muscle’ – communication, trust, etc.

Activities include materials and instructions that are more broad in focus and open for use in many ways.

Workouts are best in one of several situations:

  • Too busy to read the instructions and figure out how to use it.
  • Unskilled in leading groups through facilitated learning.
  • Needing to be sure to address a specific challenge.

Each workout comes with:

  • Necessary materials, physical or digital (video)
  • PowerPoint presentation (if applicable)
  • Leader’s Guide
  • Facilitative questions to create application-based learning.

Every Team Workout is designed to be experiential.  While you may not be moving around physical experience, you may have an emotional or mental experience which is then discussed in conversation.

Current Workouts

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Teamwork from Jackass

Explore behavior of how teams TRULY behave through this funny video that has amazing metaphors and connections back to life and work.

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Create a Unifying Vision for your Team

Use this simple activity to help your team understand the need for a common vision, then create that vision with them!  Incredibly powerful for any team.

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What the Beep?

What invisible forces are shaping the habits of you and your team?  Discover how unwritten rules and behavior are created, unmask the ridiculous rules and get rid of what isn’t working.

Coming Workouts...

We Are ALL Going to Die!

A silly storyline to show how decision making, and leadership, in teams MUST change when the situation changes, like shortened deadlines and increased pressure.

Deepening Trust

Learning to grasp trust as individuals on a team with a common vocabulary.  This is designed to help make trust more concrete versus an elusive idea that sometimes exists.

HELP!

Asking for help is often viewed as a sign of weakness.  Offering help can be just as dangerous.  It does not take long for a team to develop unwritten rules about asking for and offering help.  The RIGHT rules and assumptions must be part of the DNA of your team.

Competition Vs Collaboration

We have been taught to compete our entire lives.  We are told to collaborate, or ‘work together’.  Unfortunately, when opportunity arise, we compete and forget to collaborate.  This workout will help participants experience how we ALL fall into this trap.

Drop the Blame Game

Pointing the finger is natural.  Making this a habit for your team is like cancer.  Help your team experience this natural behavior, and STOP IT, in a really fun way.

True Interdependence

All teams depend upon one another to accomplish goals.  Practicing interdepence and potential breakdowns during execution is critical.  How are we treating one another during the process?

Even More Coming Workouts...

Stop Resisting Change

Listen for Gold

Put the ‘I’ in TeIam

Accomplish the Impossible

Manage More than Time

Conflict is AWESOME

Building Trust Intentionally

Accepting Learning from Mistakes

Imperfect Communication

Creativity vs. Innovation

Learn a Little Something

Stand Together, or Come Apart