Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

  • 1h 42m
  • Brian Cole Miller
  • 2004

Every group can benefit from team-building exercises. But sometimes it’s not practical to embark on a full-scale training initiative. Now, supervisors, managers, and team leaders have 50 team-building activities to choose from, all of which can be implemented with no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Readers will find engaging exercises for:

  • Building new teams and helping teams with new members
  • Dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration, and more
  • Recognizing individual efforts and team accomplishments
  • Finding creative ways to work together and solve problems
  • Increasing and improving communication
  • Leveraging diversity and individual differences to meet team goals
  • Keeping competition healthy and productive within the team

Instructions and tips for follow-up and variations are included for each activity, and an additional chapter provides valuable advice for working through unexpected difficulties in team-building.

About the Author

Brian Cole Miller is the owner of Working Solutions, a management and training consultant firm whose clients include Nationwide Insurance, Mailboxes Etc., and Burger King. He is former director of training and development at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In this Book

  • How to Run a Successful Team-Building Activity
  • What Could Go Wrong in a Team-Building Activity
  • Communication: Listening and Influencing
  • Connecting: Getting to Know Each Other
  • Cooperation: Working Together as a Team
  • Coping: Dealing with Change
  • Creativity: Solving Problems Together
  • Teamwork: Appreciating and Supporting Each Other


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