Team Building Tuesday, July 21st

Hello All! Anyone who has every gone fishing with children, or who has owned a pair of headphones knows that there are knots and there are KNOTS. Knots are a part of life, just like conflict. The measure of a good team member is in how they engage with conflict. In...

Team Building Tuesday, July 14th

Hello All! One of the reasons I love working on a team is seeing the diversity of gifts and abilities between the staff. Howard Gardner suggests that intelligence is more than book smarts–but can encompass nine kinds of smart including: kinesthetic,...

Team Building Tuesday, July 7th

Hello All! Recently a friend of mine introduced me to logic puzzles and I thought, “Hey! This would make a good problem solving activity to do with a virtual team!” Luckily, a colleague in the Challenge Course industry had the same idea! The following...

Team Building Tuesday, June 30th

Hello All!  Here is the latest Team Building Activity: Enjoy! Traffic Jam Adapted from Silver Bullets by Karl Rohnke   You’ll need a piece of paper and two sets of 3 different colored game pieces. You’ll arrange all of the pieces as pictured above.   How to play: The...

Team Building Tuesday, June 23rd

Hello All!   This week we have both a game to play and some good talking points to discuss as a team. I am a huge fan of the Table Group, who generate all sorts of content around organizational health. One of their values is being “people smart” which...

Team Building Tuesday, June 16th

Hello All! Have you ever given your team instructions only to end up with results that don’t meet expectations? It is easy to blame the lack of results on your team not following your directions, but have you considered that maybe your instructions aren’t...

Team Building Tuesday, June 9th

Hello All! As I figure out how to fit my job, goals, regular tasks into social distancing and other safety guidelines I often find myself needing to “recalculate” my approach. Here is an interesting activity that stretches are brains in similar ways: Get...

Team Building Tuesday, June 2nd

Hello All! A tool that I have been using my entire camp/challenge course career is the “Check-In Question.”  Allowing team members to share how they are feeling and what is on their “plates” can contextualize their reactions, decisions, and...

Team Building Tuesday, May 26th

Hello All! I keep seeing articles about the “new normal” that we find ourselves in. Our priorities have shifted and our focus has changed. It may be time to revisit your team’s core values as you continue to work remotely, work with fewer people,...

Team Building Tuesday, May 19th

Hello All!   Have you had to make a lot of predictions in the last two months? Often with incomplete information? Or no information? Or changing information?   Have you had to make a prediction as a team? With team members that hold different opinions? Attitudes? And...