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PeterNairn
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Re: Any good team-building ideas?
      06/20/03 12:01 AM

Here's one we did recently which people seemed to enjoy, it was educational, team building and, most of all, fun.

We took the team to a local hotel and hired two conference rooms. The session consisted of 4 main topics:

  • Rich Pictures. The team were introduced to what Rich Pictures are, split into teams and were then told to produce their own rich picture.
  • Creative Thinking. The team were introduced to techniques of creative thinking, particularly mind maps, then split into teams to provide a mind map of "ways of getting to work"
  • "Let me entertain you". 3 teams who had to each produce a 5 minute "turn". This could be a comedy sketch, song, whatever. Rules were that every member of the team had to participate and they had to make costumes from whatever was available in the room. A prize was given for the best turn, based on amount of team work and the most entertainment. (This was so much fun, and one of the team took pictures of each act which got circulated)
  • Finally, a serious session where each team had to use creative thinking to come up with suggestions for improvements to the way we work
Finally we all went out for dinner, some of us got extremely "merry" (including me) and work the following day started slowly [Wink]

It didn't cost much, was fun and brought the team together, altogether a worthwhile exercise.

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* Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere 06/18/03 05:16 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Plummi   06/18/03 06:56 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? JimTheCoolGuy   06/18/03 07:19 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Damian Synadinos   06/18/03 07:57 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? JimTheCoolGuy   06/18/03 09:05 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Charles Reace   06/18/03 09:13 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? corklad   06/18/03 09:33 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/18/03 09:37 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/18/03 09:39 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Damian Synadinos   06/18/03 09:45 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/18/03 10:08 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Jeanj   06/18/03 10:17 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Damian Synadinos   06/18/03 10:49 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/18/03 11:21 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/18/03 11:23 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Michael Hovan   06/19/03 12:20 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? corklad   06/19/03 12:24 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Ian   06/18/03 01:26 PM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? RSBarber   06/18/03 02:34 PM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? rstens   06/18/03 03:56 PM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? JakeBrake   06/19/03 06:05 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/19/03 02:17 PM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? PeterNairn   06/20/03 12:01 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/20/03 04:05 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Zo Smith   06/20/03 04:23 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Joe Strazzere   06/20/03 04:34 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? PeterNairn   06/20/03 05:42 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? SteveC   06/24/03 09:59 AM
. * * Re: Any good team-building ideas? Sherilyn   06/24/03 06:08 PM
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