Team Building Exercises - Team Management Training from MindTools.com
Planning Activities That Actually Work Learn how to plan effective team-building activities with your people. You've probably been involved in a team-building activity at some point. Perhaps it was a weekend retreat, or an afternoon at the climbing gym learning to rely on one another, or a day on the golf course getting to know everyone. But, whether or not you and your colleagues enjoyed the experience, what happened when your team members returned to the office? Did they go back to their usual behavior – perhaps arguing over small assignments, or refusing to cooperate with each other? Too often, managers plan an activity with no real thought or goal in mind. Team-building activities can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses – but only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically. This article shows you what to consider when planning a team event, and we offer a variety of exercises to address different issues that teams commonly face.