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Team Exercise


Hi there

I'm looking for a team exercise for about 15 people to improve communication. The team is split between Managers and Advisors who have issues around communication and respecting what the others contribute to the team. The brief I've been given is no more than an hour and for it to be fun as well as have a serious outcome.

Any suggestions most welcome

Karen Flood

5 Responses

  1. Communication
    I have an excellent exercise you can use. Please e-mail me for details.



  2. Team Exercise
    Hi Karen – I think I have an exercise which will fit the bill – its called Planners and Operators and it is about how the two groups communicate with each other. Please contact me by email or phone and I will forward the details. 01362 869181

  3. Some thoughts
    Hi Karen,
    Good luck with this one-could be interested. Just a couple of thoughts. Firstly you could split into mixed groups and get them to identify key issues. prioritise isuues and in work groups ask them to resolve problem. Alternatively split into two mixed groups and share thoughts on “US v Problem” Then address two issues simultaneously in groups. An action plan will need to be agreed as you progress and then follow up actions agreed. Review could focus on benefits of working together (as they have just proved) Thirdly split into work groups and ask them to identify how they could improve working with other group. Other group then prioritises list. Top one or two are considered and actions agreed.Please contact me if you wish to talk it through


    Pete (0780 387 1199 [email protected])

  4. Pipe of Peace
    Hi Karen

    Old American Indian process – during tribal discussions ONE peace pipe was handed around the group, and only the person currently holding the pipe could speak. That meant that everyone else had to listen, even to the most junior member of the group.

    [ The group could agree to move the pipe on if anyone started hogging it ūüėČ ]

    Whilst a peace pipe is no longer the ideal token for use in the process, the underlying principle still holds good and can be applied in any situation which involves a group discussion.

    WARNING: Many participants may initially become frustrated as they are confronted with this “choke chain” on their normal hell-for-leather approach to “discussions”.
    In this case it may be useful to point out that a little more time spent on initial discussion will almost always save a lot more time later on.

    Best wishes


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