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Teambuilding exercises can get a bad name because they do not go far enough. In fact, the whole concept of 'building' a team has been challenged by Ian Cunningham in his article 'Against Teambuilding' in 'Organisations and People’ [Vol.1, No.1, (1993) Pages 13-15]. He prefers the concepts of 'team working' and 'team development', warning that 'teambuilding' can have negative consequences such as:
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|Synopsis: This guide offers 50 proven exercises any manager can use without spending lots of money. These group activities are designed with the non-trainer in mind. It features a special chapter on troubleshooting and dealing with unexpected difficulties in team-building. (Amazon.co.uk)
From the author of the bestselling The Big Book of Teambuilding Games
Improve team cooperation, communication and morale with The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games. Requiring few or no props, the go-anywhere games in this guide offer everything a team needs to win - strong communication skills, trust, and a positive attitude!Trainers and leaders have used games for years to inspire groups, and in this all-new collection, they'll find great new tools for revving up enthusiasm, teaching creative problem-solving, and turning any team into a motivated, cohesive unit. (from Amazon.co.uk)
107 interactive games and activities can be found in the pages of this
easy-to-use book. Each game is fun, experiential, easy to lead, unique,
and requires minimal resources. With 65 team challenges and 42
activities that help any team get to know one another, become
comfortable with each other, and open up, there is something for every
If you work with youth, corporate groups, therapy groups, church
groups, scouts, families, school groups, sports teams, at camp, or with
any other group who must work together you will find helpful games and
activities in this fun, energetic, and purposeful book! (amazon.com)
This is Alanna's fourth book filled with unique and exciting games!
Alanna has spent time working as a Recreational Therapist in
psychiatric hospitals with children, adolescents and adults. She has
also traveled the country leading the TAG (Therapeutic Activities and
Games) workshops. She is currently working as a ropes course
facilitator and continues to write books, and work with youth as a
coach and church youth group leader. (amazon.com)
Product Description: As a sequel to the popular book "Team-Building Activities for Every Group" this book contains 107 more games and activities that promote team-building in an interactive and fun way. The games are new, different, experiential, exciting, easy to lead and require minimal resources.
See a more detailed description and informative book reviews on this page at amazon.com
Team-building is a fast-growing approach to human resources development and total quality management. "Team Games for Trainers" contains 100 games, exercises and activities designed to build teams, through cultural assessment, organizational change readiness, personal skill building and empowerment; to help teams function, through work definition, role requirements and evaluation; and to maintain teams, through training for nontrainers, communication, conflict management and problem solving. For ease of use, each game is self-contained and includes templates, answer sheets and clear explanations of objectives and procedures. (amazon.co.uk)
A collection of 62 fun games and physical activities based on those developed for outdoor adventure training courses are now made simple for the classroom trainer. Each activity comes complete with learning objectives, equipment needs, time scales, directions and debriefing guidelines. (amazon.co.uk)
Whether leading in business, church, sports, or in your family,
teamwork is essential. In this new book, John Maxwell walks readers
through the various laws of leadership showing the importance of
Everyone who works with people is realising that the old autocratic method of leadership simply doesn’t work. The way to win is to build a great team.
John C. Maxwell has been teaching the benefits of leadership and team building for years. Now he tackles the importance of teamwork head on, writing about teamwork being necessary for every kind of leader, and showing how team building can improve every area of your life.
Written in the style of Maxwell's best-seller 'The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership', this new book not only contains laws that you can count on when it comes to getting people to work together, but it tells them in such a way that you can start applying them to your own life today. And it’s illustrated with great stories of team leaders – and team breakers – from history, business, the church, and sports. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Synopsis: A companion workbook to the best-selling guide by the same name offers practical exercises and application suggestions that can help team leaders implement the author's "17 Laws" into their work and personal lives. (Amanzon.co.uk)
|Synopsis: The activities in "Teambuilding Through Physical Challenges" are designed to develop interpersonal skills as well as motor skills. These 22 Outward Bound-type tasks challenge students to work together to achieve a common goal. They aim to teach students to value teamwork, practise leadership skills, improve listening skills, and appreciate individual differences. The activities in "Teabuilding Through Physical Challenges" are broken down into three levels - introductory, intermediate, and advanced. These levels make the challenges ideal for students in primary and secondary schools. (Synopsis continued at amazon.co.uk)
Games for Legendary Away Days provides a range of games that have been
developed and designed by the authors for use on Away Days. The 33
games are divided into 11 sections, matching the types of Away Day that
the authors defined in their first book, Legendary Away Days; there are
games for teambuilding events, morale-boosting events, change
management events, problem-solving events, and so on. Selecting games
that are specific to particular styles of Away Days means that the user
has (virtually) a guaranteed success rate. There are content-rich
games, supported by icebreakers and energizers. Each of the games has
been chosen and the text written specifically with the particular
application of the given Day in mind. This means that the games are
both highly appropriate to the kind of event you are running and a safe
bet for injecting learning with fun.
see this five star review at amazon.com
|Synopsis: ...No longer will you find yourself complaining "I got assigned to a bad team". Instead, you'll know what to do to make teamwork work for you. This book aims to remove the ambiguity that exists around teambuilding by focusing on five abilities: personal responsibility for productive relationships; creating powerful partnerships; aligning individuals around a shared purpose; trusting just right; and developing your collaborative mindset. Most importantly, "Teamwork Is An Individual Skill" shows that teamwork is an individual responsibility and skill set, not a group process, and shows how a person can be powerful when sharing responsibility to get things done. (Amazon.co.uk)
|Book Description: As the tides of all the trendy business initiatives from the last twenty years have all disappeared, one concept has remained in their wake and continues to thrive today: team strategies. When implemented correctly, the results are impressive. Organizations-whether they are corporations or ministries-have successfully developed team strategies and are now experiencing significant increases in productivity and services. Team resource expert Pat MacMillan discusses the characteristics of a high performance team and how to implement a new paradigm of leadership to bring any organization to greater efficiency. (Amazon.co.uk)
|Book Description: In today's work world, a leader capable of galvanizing a team to produce superlative results is invaluable. This book shows new team leaders the way to avoid costly trial-and-error mistakes. It inspires seasoned team leaders to leverage the "Coach Approach" to make their team experiences lighter, more synergistic and infinitely more productive. Full of practical, step-by-step activities, real life stories and anecdotes to quickly apply, you'll learn what it takes to lead or coach a team to high impact. (Amazon.co.uk)
Smart teambuilders get beyond the group hugs to really understand the
key component of business growth.
Smart is a revolutionary series that offers a completely new learning
experience for hassled business people. Each book delivers a sharp
introduction to the fundamentals of the subject as well as experiences
and tips from the frontiers of the subject and the insights of the
hottest gurus. The books are full of features including 'Smart things
to say', 'Great answers to tough questions', 'Killer questions' 'Smart
voices' and 'Smart People to Have on Your Side'. The titles have been
selected to feature only those subjects which research has proved
matter most to today's business professional. The business world is
buzzing with breakthrough ideas about everything from e-commerce and
branding to strategy, change and customers. Smart series brings these
ideas together to equip the next generation with the secrets of
Synopsis: This is an introduction to the basics of teambuilding in business, with experiences and tips. (amazon.co.uk)
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extracts from this best selling book
where you will find easy to read chapters on common problems in teams
and how to overcome them. You will also learn about some prevailing
myths about teamwork.
To explore more about teams and teamwork on the web, take a look at Stuart Wickes' annotated 'teams and teamwork' links
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Synopsis: A collection of games and activities designed to liven up departmental meetings and build morale. Each game builds team spirit, communication and trust among people who work together. The 70 games are designed for the manager who's looking to:
Games and Activities for Building and Training Teams
Sivasailam 'Thiagi' Thiagarajan, Glenn M. Parker
Jim Cain, Barry Jolliff
This is a one-stop guide to 18 proven change strategies for tapping
human potential in organizations and communities. It features chapters
from highly respected change experts, including Marvin Weisbord and
Masaaki Imai, and provides practical answers to frequently asked
From the Author: Creating great organizations & communities -- YES! This book is designed to help you discover the best approaches for creating and sustaining organizations and communities that work. If you want to transform the places you spend your time in ways that nourish and fulfill -- delivering great service, making great products, and having a great time doing it -- this book is for you. I believe each of us has the potential to make the world a better place. My desire is The Change Handbook gives you what you need to take the next step in your world.
|Synopsis: This text explores a new way for organizations and communities to apply global thinking and democratic values to achieve rapid whole systems improvement. In this approach - called "future searches," "search conferences," or simply "searches" - people with diverse interests who have a stake in an organization or issue come together for two or three days to explore their mutual past, present and future in a global context. The text is full of principles, techniques and trade secrets on group dynamics and facilitation methods useful for running successful future search conferences. (amazon.com)
Developed from studies of what creates "team spirit" on performing teams and successfully field-tested at major companies, the unique Team Spirit program will be an invaluable resource for inspiring peak performance in work groups in any type of organization.
The activities in Building Team Spirit are for facilitators who want to:
|Book Description: No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.
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