More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-18
  • Publisher: Amacom Books
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Most managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can't seem to find the time in their busy schedules.More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managersprovides the solution! The book contains 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Each activity is presented in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. Readers will find fun and effective activities for: building new teams and helping teams with new members finding creative ways to work together and solve problems increasing and improving communication keeping competition healthy and productive within the team dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration and more. The book also includes special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit. For anyone charged with the task of bringing teams together, this book is the answer.

Author Biography

Brian Cole Miller (Dublin, OH) is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include FranklinCovey, Nationwide Insurance, and the UPS Store. He is the author of the best-selling Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers (0-8144-7201-X) and Keeping Employees Accountable for Results (0-8144-7320-2).

Table of Contents

How to run a successful team-building activityp. 7
What could go wrong in a team-building activityp. 17
Welcoming : introductions and icebreakersp. 31
Battling : games that teach healthy competitionp. 65
Teamwork : challenges that require cooperationp. 99
Creativity : challenges that encourage out-of-the-box thinkingp. 131
Support : activities to appreciate and help each otherp. 161
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