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101 of the best CORPORATE
TEAM- BUILDING ACTIVITES
ISBN: 1-932298-01-0

Metallic Gold Cover

 

101 diagrams

232 pages

$45 

BULK ORDERS

This is a collection of the best active learning experiences for building corporate teams. It has proven very valuable to business trainers and team developers who wanted to inject their programs with action-oriented events and strong metaphoric messages about learning or change in organizations. If you work with companies or facilitate groups, and only own one book of experiential activities, this should be it!
Sample Diagram
summarizes the necessary props, time, movement
group size, allias, and origin for the activity
Sample Text
explains the action, intent, notes, equipment, setup
task, constraints, safety, and facilitation for the activity
AUTHORS

Simon Priest, Ph.D. is the leading researcher and writer in the area of corporate experiential training and development. He presently consults for a handful of progressive corporations interested in staying ahead of their global competition by focusing on the acquisition and maintenance of relationships among human resources. His consulting expertise lies in facilitation, leadership and executive programs.

Karl Rohnke is a name synonymous with group initiatives and ropes courses. His best selling books and pioneering designs set the innovative standards of this field. He currently travels worldwide, presenting clinics on the application of experiential activities to all kinds of human growth situations. He has written over a dozen books devoted to active-based learning and adventure activities.

CONTENTS
Introductions
The Authors
Key Definitions
Glossary of Terms
Facilitation Techniques
Table of Activities
Activity Legend

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ACTIVITY NAME (business metaphor)

COMMON NAME

1

Name Communication

Toss a Name

2

Messaging System

Group Juggling

3

High Speed Data Transfer

Warp Speed

4

Problem and Crux Identification

2B or Knot 2B

5

Problem Solving

Knots in a Rope

6

Part of the Problem or Solution

Human Knots

7

Sharing Resources to Reach Goals

Traffic Jam

8

Integration versus Separation

2X4 or 4X2

9

Minimizing Waste by Efficiency Audit

Chinese Checkers

10

Competing for Limited Resources

Tic Tac Toe

11

Elevating the Corporation

Suspension

12

Life: A Balance of Work and Family

The Porcupine

13

Office Wiring & Other Brainteasers

Assorted Puzzles

14

Reorganizing Warehouse Inventory

Towers of Hanoi

15

Passwords and Combinations

Neat Puzzle

16

Raising Group Performance

Washtub Willies

17

Juggling Customers for Better Service

Balloon Foosball

18

Hiring Staff for the Best Job Fit

Balloon in a Glass

19

Reorganizing the Hierarchy

Continuous Circles

20

Supporting your Group Leader

Duct Tape

21

Product Packaging and Protection

Egg Drop

22

Reaching the Daily Sales Quota

Paper Drop

23

Partners for the First Week of Work

Paired Trust Walk

24

Travelling in a Foreign Business Land

Group Sherpa Walk

25

Sharing a Common Vision

Sheep Herding

26

Group Trust and Support

Yurt Circle

27

Mutual Trust and Support

Wind in the Willows

28

Coworker Trust and Support

Trust Fall

29

Completing Company-wide Projects

Tangrams

30

Replicating Product from Blueprints

Le Cav (the cave)

31

Disassembly and Reassembly

The Window

32

Building a New Group Structure

Blindfolded Tent

33

Shaping the Organization

Blind Polygon

34

Product Logo Duplication

Sighted Star, House

35

Producing a Prototype

Team Triangle

36

Factory Pilot Testing

Identical Objects

37

Project Setbacks

Minefield

38

Getting There on Time

Photo Finish

39

Orientation to the Organization

Turnstiles

40

Competing for Customers

Insanity

41

Caring for the Customer

Lowering the Bar

42

Taking Stock: The Product Inventory

Key Punch

43

Changing Shifts as Smoothly as Possible

Don't Touch Me

44

What Do You Stand For?

Distributions, Lineups

45

Project Management Is a Balancing Act

TP Shuffle

46

Journeying around the World

Quadjam

47

Restructuring the Organization

Magic Carpet Ride

48

Corporate Mergers

Diminishing Circles

49

Group Golf

Executive Marbles

50

Rescuing Stranded Motorists

Screened Retrieval

51

Removing Waste Products

The Grabber

52

Winning Back Lost Customers

Tree Retrieval

53

Accessing Archived Data

Amazon

54

Building and Testing a Network

Ravine

55

Computer Disinfectant

Nuclear Reactor

56

Obtaining Raw Materials from Suppliers

Giant Lizard Egg

57

Disseminating Raw Materials

Toxic Waste

58

Manufacturing Conveyer Systems

Bull Rings

59

Getting the Goods to the Warehouse

Waterfall

60

Delivering the Product to Market

Communication Lines

61

Sampling Public Opinion

Under the Bridge

62

Plugging Leaks with Public Relations

Punctured Drum

63

Aqueducts and Oil Pipelines

Bobsleds, Halfpipe

64

Shipping by Rail

Immobile Chopsticks

65

Trucking to the Showroom

Jelly Roll

66

Transitioning Uphill toward Profit

Juggernaut

67

Acquiring New Customers

Trolleys, Skis

68

Surviving the Fiscal Year

Stepping Stones

69

Writing a New Mission Statement

A-frame

70

Shepherding the Proposal

Keep It Up

71

One for All and All for One!

All Aboard

72

Everyone for Themselves!

Maze

73

Quality Is a Journey Not a Destination

Gridlock

74

Gathering the Group Together

Jail Break

75

Data Download

Electric Nuclear Fence

76

Conflict Resolution

Croc Pit

77

Distribution Network

Spider's Web

78

Labor Negotiations

Meuse, Acid River

79

Executing the Strategic Plan

Zig Zag

80

Venturing with Insured Objectives

Mohawk Walk

81

Partner Trust and Support

Wild Woosey

82

Trading Places

Whale Watch

83

Replacing a Defective Part

Tired Pole

84

Constant Patient Care

The Spool

85

Freighting from Wholesale to Retail

The Beam

86

An Insurmountable Obstacle

The Wall

87

Ascending to a New Order

Mineshaft

88

Courier Delivery

Nitro Crossing

89

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

High Ladder Climb

90

Making Defect-free Widgets

Pick and Choose

91

The Group That Blows Together

Team Blowgun

92

Building a Better Mousetrap

Mousetrap

93

Advertizing to a Target Audience

Catapult

94

Quality Benchmarking

Tower Building

95

Seamless Programming

Bridge It

96

Workforce Integration

Bridge over Troubled...

97

Passenger Transportation

Raft Building

98

Hostile Takeover

Plane Crash

99

Collecting Outstanding Debt

Score Orienteering

100

Search and Rescue Exercise

SAREx

101

The Final Problem

Wild Goose Chase

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