Team Activity to Understand Roles & Responsibilities

Understanding Team Roles and Responsibilities When there is a lack of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of your team members there is usually confusion, inefficiencies, and conflict. Here is a team exercise to shine the light on who is doing what and how the roles of your team intersect.  The larger the team, the more time and space you …

How to Develop Your Team Brand Statement

GUEST BLOGGER:  Stace Williams, Executive Coach & Facilitator When team members can articulate your brand, you’ll see increased focus, alignment, and inspiration.  A solid brand statement answers some big questions like these: What does your team really do? What is your team known for when you’re operating at your collective best? Whom does your team serve? What is the unique …

Top 10 Team Activities in 2018

Enjoy some of the best team activities shared by Better Teams in 2018.  Each one is designed to be simple, interesting and purposeful. Top 10 Team Activities from 2018: The Songs of My Life  – Ideal for the beginning of the year Rock It!  – Celebrate each other Forced Choice  – Take the pulse of a group People Mapping – Learn …

Year End/Beginning Team Activity: The Songs of My Life

At a recent team-building off-site, we needed a simple, fun, short and meaningful team activity to close the five-day event.  The Songs of My Life activity allowed each team member to reflect on the past year and dream about the next year in a personal way using songs.  The activity was an interesting way to learn about each team member.  …

Team Activities: It’s A Small World After All

Use one of the three mapping team activities below to help your team discover more about each other or to prepare to travel effectively together. Supplies (vary depending on which activity you select): A poster of a world map (or a smaller copy of the world map for each team member) Tacks or Stick Pins or Dot Stickers (each team …

Easy Ways To Quickly Show Gratitude At Work

Expressing Gratitude at Work We all share a need to be appreciated and significant.  One simple way to ensure your team feels like they matter is to express sincere gratitude to them. Growing research about the act of gratitude tells us it builds self-esteem, improves relationships, reduces depression, and even helps us sleep better! The good news is it easy …

Photo Metaphors: Connect the Team to the Agenda Topic

Introduction Using photos to stimulate ideas or conversation is one of my favorite facilitator activities.  It’s super easy to do and I find most people really enjoy and connect with the visual aspects of this engagement. All you need are some interesting photos.  You can purchase a set of photo cards, or use your own.  Feel free to use the …

Simple Team Building Activity: T-shirt Show & Tell in the Workplace

GUEST BLOGGER: Jinnie Lee Schmid, Performance Improvement Specialist One thing I learned early in my consulting career is that “right tech” is more important than “high tech.” In other words, something doesn’t have to be fancy to be effective – and in fact, sometimes simple is best.  Case in point: this super-easy team building activity literally doesn’t cost a thing – no …

Team Reflections Activity: Highs, Lows & Lessons Learned in the Workplace

Taking time to reflect on shared experiences is a bonding experience for a team.  At a time of transition, this process can allow for meaningful closure.  Here are some times this activity would be very powerful: For example, at an annual team meeting At the final meeting of a team before it disbands (for any reason) As the closing activity …