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Team building exercises for conflict resolution

  1. 1. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam Building Exercises ForConflict Resolution Brought to you by Team Building Activities HQAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ
  2. 2. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam building has been created for many reasons; one of the big onesis conflict resolution. In the office atmosphere there are manypersonalities and cultures combining, making it had to please everyone.When there is conflict in the workplace it can be impossible to get workdone, and even harder to keep a positive outlook. The main purpose ofteam building is to teach people how to handle conflict and resolve it ina way that is positive and helpful. Many studies have shown that onceemployees know how to handle and resolve conflict, the office is amore upbeat place to be.This does not mean that everyone will get along 100% of the time. Thismeans that when there is an issue the staff knows how to properly dealwith it. There are some great activities to help staff resolve conflictbetter, and open up to one an other more freely. Listed below are somegreat team building exercises for conflict resolution.Values:Size of Group: divide into groups of 4 – 8Materials: Index cards and pensTime: 15 – 20 minutesGive each participant a card and ask them to identify 3 things theyvalue: an object, a relationship, and an idea. In the small groups, askthem to share their list and explain their choices.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ
  3. 3. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comThis activity will help each person in the group get to know oneanother. It will create bonds and help some people realize, each personis different and unique.The Perfect Team MemberSize of Group: Divide into groups of 5 – 6Materials: Flip chart and markersTime: 15 – 20 minutesGive each group a piece of flip chart paper and markers and ask themto draw the perfect advisory team member and label theircharacteristics. For example, they might have big ears to listen and hearthe needs of the community. After each group is finished, have thempost their “person” on the wall and describe them.This activity can help resolve conflict because it is allowing every personin the room to see nobody is perfect. And therefor we all need to tryharder to work with the people on our team.CommonalitiesSize of Group: Divide into groups of 4 – 5Materials: noneTime: 15 minutesDivide into groups of 4 – 5 and ask them to exchange names within thegroup. In the group, generate a list of things that are common to allmembers of the group, but not identifiable by just looking at each other(i.e. speaking a foreign language, drinking the same type of soda,etc.).Give them 5 minutes to make a list of 3 items. (Another option isAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ
  4. 4. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comto make it a contest and see which group can generate the most ideas.Pull the groups together and ask for some examples.This is a great way to show the group that there are some commonbonds. They could be as simple as liking coke or Pepsi, but if you lookhard enough you can find some of yourself in another. Knowing wherepeople are coming from is a big deal, when it comes to understanding.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ
  5. 5. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTo learn more about team building activities for theworkplace come visit us at:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comIf you’d like 31 free icebreakers to take your teambuilding activities to the next level you can get that forfree by visiting: if you’d like an advanced toolbox of team buildingactivities, then I recommend you take a look at this: Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ