Team Building Questions?
Answers to Common Teambuilding FAQs...
(If your teambuilding questions are not addressed below, Contact Sean)
1. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR OUR GROUP?
Our first discussion about your situation will answer this -
Great Results offers:
- An Engaging Teambuilding Speaker for Keynotes or Conference Sessions
- Powerful Team Personality Type Assessments to Improve Group Interactions
2. WHAT ARE SOME SAMPLE ACTIVITIES YOU MIGHT USE?
marble pipeline face to face card architects perception cards
balloon race group pull-ups welded ankles back talk
rank 'em rope star helium stick tennis ball transport
honesty circle near and far jumbled pictures hoop relay
These and other activities are designed to build upon each other and will be modified to address your situation and enhance group performance with your desired outcomes...
3. CAN YOU DESCRIBE A SIMPLE ACTIVITY MORE FULLY?
Have your people (best in groups of 6-15 people) gather facing each other. Have the group members join hands. Hands should be crossed and jumbled as much as possible. No one should have a free hand. Once all the hands are joined the moderator instructs the participants to unscramble themselves (form a complete and unbroken circle) without letting go of the person's hands they are holding. It may seem impossible at first, but with some thought and planning it can always be done. Members of the circle may end up looking outward, which is okay. This activity can be quite a bit like the game Twister. You can also add a level of difficulty by instructing the participants to complete this task without talking!
1) One person (or group) adopts the other person’s sound by making the sound and linking arms with him/her; or
2) A new sound is created through combining the two different sounds. The group then links arms, makes the new sound, and then goes to find other groups to meet. No talking can take place during a meeting; only the sounds can be made.
Stop the activity when the group is making only one sound, or a number of different sounds are being made. Allow time for the group to hear all the surviving sounds if you stop the game when multiple sounds are being made by multiple groups.
Applications and Connections:
a) How does this activity mirror the purpose of our group?
b) What “sound” is being made by our group? By our school? Organization?
c) If our team wanted people to hear only one message, what would it be?
d) In life, what influences our decisions to change or not change our “sounds?”
e) What are the potential benefits and dangers of everyone making the same “sound?”
For more sample excercises, visit the Teamwork Resources and Links Page
4. HOW IS YOUR TEAMBUILDING FEE DETERMINED?
5. IS THIS REALLY GOING TO IMPACT MY GROUP?
“Videos, textbooks, manuals, online training, and other modes of education do not
deliver a return on investment by themselves... On the other hand, statistics show
that experiential learning has a 42:1 return on investment.”
Weaver, Rick. "The Number One Way To Learn." 11 Sep. 2006
6. DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR TRAVEL EXPENSES?
Yes, if your chosen location is outside a reasonable driving distance. I prefer to make my own travel arrangements, but assure you I will respect your budget like my own.
7. WHAT OTHER PREPARATIONS WILL I NEED TO MAKE?
It is my pleasure to prepare and deliver all necessary equipment and handle all set-up at your location or at the off-site “retreat” location you choose. Whether it’s a full day of teambuilding or a short set of energizing ice-breakers at your next conference, when you engage Great Results you don’t have to worry about anything!
8. SO, HOW MUCH WILL OUR TEAMBUILDING EVENT COST?
The truth is, "it depends on what your organization needs..."
Event fees start around $950 for a half-day teambuilding event, and increase depending upon the duration, group size, and type of event or speaking engagement. These team building fee amounts may also be modified depending upon compensation arrangements or prior bookings. (Discounts are available for repeat clients)
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Your bottom line will be impacted by a new team energy - whether you are looking for more productivity in business, increased teacher collaboration, or better athletic team performance.