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100 of the best VIRTUAL
TEAM-BUILDING EVENTS
 ISBN: 1-932298-00-2

 Metallic Platinum Cover

 

100 diagrams

248 pages

$55 

BULK ORDERS

This book brings together the first collection of online activities for building virtual teams:

  • SOCIALIZATION GAMES introduce people, allow them to get to know one another, and lay the foundation for further development as a team.
  • TRUST AND COMMUNICATION EXERCISES build on these foundations of teamwork through appropriately supported risk taking, giving and receiving feedback, and learning from mistakes.
  • TEAMWORK ACTIVITIES concentrate on the individual elements of teamwork such as cooperation, planning, problem solving, or conflict; and then verify the synergy of those combined teamwork elements.
  • CLOSURE AND ACTION PLANNING come at the end of a program and are part of the celebration. Their purpose is to highlight learning and cement commitment to bring future change.
If you work to develop virtual teams in any capacity (corporate, college or community), this book can help you improve their online group dynamics, while enhancing their skill at using online communication technologies.
Sample Diagram
 
summarizes the necessary software, props, time,
channel, duration, and group size for the activity
 
 
shows the problem or solution and props list
Sample Text
 
explains the purpose, action, highlights,
and preparation for the activity
 
 
offers a facilitator briefing and debriefing
AUTHORS

Chief Executive Officer, SIMON PRIEST leads virtualTEAMWORKS.com and finds time to advise and guide corporations as they develop their own virtual teambuilding initiatives. In the past, Simon was acting Director for a corporate university specializing in leadership development for managers and executives. He was also Professor and Executive Director of The CATI Research Center of Excellence in Canada. As a former teacher and researcher, he has received several awards from academic institutions and professional associations.

He has authored over a dozen books and a hundred articles related to teambuilding and leadership. His presentations on virtual teamwork and global leaders have been featured at conferences around the world. He currently holds adjunct professorships at management institutes and universities in several countries. His consulting work is in executive leadership for numerous "Fortune 500" companies. His volunteer work involves training new facilitators in developing nations where issues of diversity and inclusivity are paramount. In his spare time, Simon enjoys photography, running, and a variety of outdoor pursuits.

CONTENTS
Introduction
What is a Virtual Team?
How do teams evolve?
What events should I use?
Which technology is best?
How do I facilitate these events?
Events Legend
 
SOCIALIZATION GAMES

1

Iconic Design

6

Categories

2

Alphabetical Names

7

Interviews

3

Group Juggle

8

Three Things

4

Where in the World

9

Mystery Writer

5

Organizational Chart

10

Miracle Questions

COMMUNICATION EXERCISES

11

Count off

16

New Languages

12

Oneway Communication

17

Corporate Charades

13

Dichotomous Questions

18

Office Role Pictionary

14

Twoway Communication

19

Amazing

15

Asking Questions

20

Puzzle Pieces

TRUST DEVELOPMENT

21

Eliminating Skills

26

Sharing Mutual Fears

22

Ranking Trust

27

The Peace Sign!

23

Rating Trustworthiness

28

Tic Tac Toe

24

Perception Descriptions

29

Six Icons

25

Offering Opinions

30

Left or Right?

TEAMWORK: ASYNCHRONOUS RIDDLES

31

Alphabet Soup

36

Combinations

32

Wordles

37

Reversals

33

English Enigma

38

Point of View

34

Arithmetricks

39

RAM or ROM?

35

Mathematics

40

Number Sequences

TEAMWORK: SYNCHRONOUS PUZZLES

41

Magic Squares

46

Dividing Across

42

Counting Shapes

47

Cutting Across

43

Equal Parts

48

Cutting Squared

44

Dividing L-Shapes

49

Cutting Houses

45

Dividing the Sphynx

50

Equal Shares

TEAMWORK: DIMENSIONAL DILEMMAS

51

Tracing Shapes

56

Connect the Dots

52

A Dozen Pentominoes

57

Square the Dots

53

Toothpicks & Matchsticks

58

Piece of Cake

54

Thinking Outside the Box

59

The Donut

55

Thinking Inside the Box

60

Pentomino Puzzles

TEAMWORK: PROBLEMS WITH ICONS

61

Positioning

66

Jump Out

62

Line Ups

67

Traffic Jam

63

Distributions

68

2x4 or 4x2

64

The Chessboard

69

Key Punch

65

River Crossings

70

Barriers

TEAMWORK: PARADOXES WITH PROPS

71

Water Bottles

76

Continuous Cuffs

72

Rope Tangle

77

Bright Idea

73

Cones

78

Token Weighing

74

Support

79

Nonverbal Prototype

75

Suspension

80

Verbal Production

TEAMWORK: COMPLEX CHALLENGES

81

Gridlock

86

Board Game

82

T.O.W.E.R.

87

Architectural Design

83

B.R.I.D.G.E.S.

88

The Backpacking Trip

84

An Auction

89

The Final Problem

85

Game Show

90

Internet Scavenger Hunt

CLOSURE & ACTION PLANNING

91

Team Cheer

96

Art Gallery

92

Metaphoric Review

97

Souvenir Symbols

93

Final Feedback

98

Quotes

94

Group Photo Captions

99

Funeral for a Friend

95

Later Letters

100

Action Plans

Software
The Next 100 Events
The Author
References
Reviewers

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