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1. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam Building Exercises ForWork Brought to you by Team Building Activities HQAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comThere are times when a leader has to be just that. You need to getcreative in the ways that you uplift and motivate your work place, if youcan do this the right way, you will have a well organized and long termstaff population. Some of the best ways to do this is with team buildingand team building exercises. These can range from motivationalspeaking to hands on activities. Below are some great ways to helpcommunication and team spirit improve at your work place:Great team building ideasImproving CommunicationBack-to-back drawing – Divide your group into pairs, and have eachpair sit on the floor back to back. Give one person in each pair a pictureof a shape, and give the other person a pencil and pad of paper.Ask the people holding the pictures to give verbal instructions to theirpartners on how to draw the shape – without actually telling thepartners what the shape is. After theyve finished, ask each pair tocompare their original shape with the actual drawing, and consider thefollowing questions:How well did the first person describe the shape?How well did the second person interpret the instructions?Were there problems with both the sending and receiving parts of thecommunication process?Survival scenario – This exercise forces your group to communicate andagree to ensure their survival. Tell your group that their airplane hasAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comjust crashed in the ocean. Theres a desert island nearby, and theresroom on the lifeboat for every person – plus 12 items theyll need tosurvive on the island. Instruct the team to choose which items theywant to take. How do they decide? How do they rank or rate eachitem?Eliminating StereotypesMine field – This is a great exercise if you have a large room or outdoorfield. Set up a mine field using chairs, balls, cones, boxes, or any otherobject that could potentially be an obstacle and trip someone up. Leaveenough space between the objects for someone to walk through.Next, divide your group into pairs. Pay attention to who you match withwhom. This is a perfect opportunity to work on relationships, so youmight want to put together people who have some issues with eachother.Blindfold one person, the mine walker – this person is not allowed totalk. Ask his or her partner to stay outside the mine field, and giveverbal directions, helping the mine walker avoid the obstacles, andreach the other side of the area.When you use any of these activities on a group of people, they can nothelp but feel accepted and like part of the team. The work place can behard when the team does not see eye to eye or when one player has todo the majority of the work load. In order to have a team who fullyworks properly together the leader will have to make a real effort tomake that happen. Providing team building exercises for work placeissues can be one of the best things a leader can do.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
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:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com/31-icebreakers/And if you’d like an advanced toolbox of team buildingactivities, then I recommend you take a look at this:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com/toolboxAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com