Engage your team with this powerful activity!

A New Spin on a Communications Skills Workshop

Cost-Effective & Easy to Deploy

"Simple, effective and interactive... the session was FABULOUS, happy client indeed!"

Nadine Doyle, Professional Facilitator
Doyle Strategies

Team Leaders and L&D Professionals,

When you focus on developing your team, you will experience more innovation and entrepreneurism... not to mention higher morale!

Team Building In-A-Box is an easy way to engage your team and identify ways you can work more effectively together... plus, it's fun.  It's perfect for a retreat or an off-site meeting.

We’ve packaged our best activity so that any leader can easily execute it with their team in about 3 hours. Team Building In-A-Box comes with everything you need to deliver the activity at 1/10th of the cost of hiring a professional facilitator!

We guarantee this self-guided team activity will:

- Improve how the team communicates and collaborates together.

- Reduce conflicts caused by misunderstandings and misperceptions.

 

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Leigh Ann

“The event was a fantastic success!  Everyone was engaged, and all of the desired objectives were met and exceeded. The group loved the activity and several of the Managers/Directors have asked if they could do the same activity with their Supervisors.  Materials were easy to use and adapt for the discussions that took place in the meeting.”

Manager of Regional Training Delivery
A national technology and entertainment company

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Check out all of the VALUE your team will get...

  • Learn what behaviors motivate and frustrate each of your team members.
  • Identify specific ways you can adjust your approach to get better results with each team member.
  • Gain appreciation for each member's communication style and the value of a diverse team.
  • Recognize areas the team is strong as well as any areas that may need attention.
  • Make plans & commitments for how to improve team communication.

Stimulates Deep Conversation

The workshop is designed to encourage discussion. It's fun and interactive. Thought provoking questions get teams talking about how they can better work together.

Easy to Prepare and Facilitate

A detailed leader's guide explains step-by-step how to facilitate the workshop. We recommend only one hour to read the guide and prepare. Then, the workshop itself can be done in about 3 hours.

Brittany Walker Pettigrew, Program Manager Brittany Walker Pettigrew, Program Manager, Alameda County Department of Children and Family Services

"I did this activity with my team as preparation for a difficult conversation about how we can address system bias in our roles. They were skeptical at first but quickly got very into it and enjoyed the process very much. Afterwards we were able to have a very rich and productive conversation about how we can use the particular strengths of our communication styles, how our styles change under pressure, and how to adapt our styles when communicating across difference."

Meca Mohammed, VP of Operations & Talent Meca Mohammed, VP of Operations & Talent, GLISI

"Team Building In-A-Box is a great product that exceeded expectations. The structured activities spurred deep conversations amongst our executive leadership team, resulting in fresh perspectives about how we can perform even more effectively as individuals and a team."

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A preview of the model we use...

 

This workshop is based on the work of Dr. William Marston.  There are four basic communication styles – and we each are a blend of all of them – yet we usually have one style that is dominant for us. Each style brings a different strength to the team.

  • Dominant Directors are good at moving the team forward to goals, they are decisive and goal oriented.
  • Interactive Socializers bring energy and excitement to team work, they are creative and future focused.
  • Supportive Empathizers bring balance and stability to the team, they make sure nothing and no one slips through the cracks.
  • Cautious Thinkers are good at analyzing information and ideas, they ensure the group is making smart decisions based on research and data.

 

Teams need all of these styles to have balance. Yet these different styles can clash and lead to frustration. Understanding these styles is the key to better team relationships.


Everything you need is included ... (except the people)

Includes supplies for a team of up to 10 people.  If you have more than 10 people - reach out to us for your options.

  • Leaders Guide – detailed, full color guide to walk you through the process
  • Poster – full color poster used as a game mat during the session, then you can hang it up later
  • Worksheets – full color worksheets for each team member
  • Playing cards – to help identify each person’s communication preference
  • Meeples – wooden game pieces that can be personalized
  • Plus, dot stickers, double-sided tape and a permanent pen
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  • Q.How many team members can participate?

    A.Ideally this is for teams between 4-10 people. The box comes with enough supplies for 10 team members. If your team is larger than 10, reach out to us for options.

  • Q.How long does it take to prepare?

    A.Most team leaders spend about 45 minutes reading through the Leaders Guide.

  • Q.What if I I'm not happy with the results?

    A.Not a problem. We believe in the workshop and fully stand behind it with a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with it just let us know and we will provide you with a refund (less original shipping fee).

  • Q.As a team leader can I facilitate and still participate? Do I need to have experience as a facilitator?

    A.Yes! You should participate with your team. Your role as facilitator is simply to guide the group through the process. The Leaders Guide gives you clear instructions and scripts so no prior facilitation experience is necessary. Just the desire to make your team better 🙂

  • Q.Will this work with virtual teams?

    A.This is designed for teams who can all be together. If you have one person who works remotely, you could use SKYPE to include them – but it is not ideal. We are working on a virtual version now.

  • Q.My team has already done DISC assessments – how is this different?

    A.Many of us have done an individual assessment and have learned about their own DISC style. This workshop puts an emphasis on understanding the styles of those you work with and how to adapt.

  • Q.I'd like to do this over a 1-hour lunch, is that enough time?

    A.We don’t recommend it – its just not enough time to allow for the meaningful discussions that make this successful. If you have no other choice, you could split this up into 2 or 3 one-hour workshops.

  • Q.Is the workshop only for newly formed teams?

    A.It does work great for brand new teams who are trying to get to know each other. However, it can also be an eye opening experience for teams who have a history together.

  • Q.Can I use the workshop with more than one team?

    A.Yes, but you’ll need to purchase a Refresher Kit as some parts are one-time use only. The Refresher kits come with a new poster, Meeples, stickers, and handouts. You can reuse the Leader’s Guide and the Communication Styles Cards.

    Let us know if you would like a site license to use this for more than two teams in your organization.

  • Q.Do you offer a volume discount?

    A.Yes!  If you’d like to offer Team Building In-A-Box to the team leaders in your organization, we do offer a volume discount.  Just reach out to us via phone or email and we’ll work with you to determine the best option based on your need.

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