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Fiona Robertson

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Wheelchair Accessible Team Building

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I would appreciate any advice or ideas on team building exercises suitable for wheelchair users. This would be for a group including wheelchair and non-wheelchair users and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Many thanks in advance.

5 Responses

  1. Team Building

    Hi Fiona

    I’ve never really understood "Team Building Exercises (or Energisers or Icebreakers for that matter)

    Can’t you just create a nice environment and introduce guided discussion, and a variety of tasks that allow the delegates to work together naturally rather than an enforced… (best done in a in a military accent)…You will work together as a team in 15 minutes or else!!!

    Almost every delegate I have ever come across love working with others and are generally warm and friendly so why the need to "warm them up" "team build" them or shake them until they become energised…I would suggest all these activities do exactly the opposite!

    Trust them to work well together and they will trust you to deliver a great session…

     

    Steve

     

  2. Thank You

    Hi Steve,

     

    Thank you for responding with some very valid points. My challenge is that I need an exercise which demonstrates how teams work together in a united way, and the delegates are reasonably new recruits brought together for a day who will then go back to work within their established teams in various locations around the country.

     

    Fiona

  3. Teams

    Hi Fiona

    "My challenge is that I need an exercise which demonstrates how teams work together in a united way"

    I have no doubt you could have some "fun" in 15 minutes and promote some bonding but if Fabio Capello can’t come up with a team in 3 years I doubt you will do it in 15 minutes.

    There are numerous ways you could achieve your aim but my suggestion would be to remove the 15 minutes timescale…have the delegates work in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s throughout the day etc etc and make sure everyone works with everyone during the day…

    More importantly, set up a group on the internet where they can continue to communicate after the course.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your team…and unfortunately, neither will England! šŸ™

     

  4. group exercise

    Hi Fiona

    There’s an exercise on my website (Free Download) entitled Assessment Centre Group Exercise which may fit the bill

     

    Angela

    O D Innovations

     

  5. Thank You

    Thank you both for your valuable input. Angela this exercise could be what I’m looking for. I’ve seen something similar in the past however the document is great visually as well as having the supporting information.

     

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