Logistics, facilitation and especially how you split the group into the numbers of team members per team are factors which have a big effect on how the exercises work and the experience for all.See the team building activities guidelines for tips and techniques.Cut the questions from the grid below, or create your own.
Before you decide to use any team building games with a group of people, think about whether the activities are appropriate for the team members and the situation.See the notes on checking that games or team activities are appropriate for your situation.Always ensure that you have proper insurance in place for all team building games activities, and take extra care when working with younger people, children and if organising children's party games.See the teambuilding games and activities page 1 (which includes a listing of all activities) and teambuilding activities page 3.Review and discussion are often useful and helpful after exercises which have raised relationship issues, or changed people's perceptions.
Plan and practise all unknown aspects of the activities before using them.
See also the activities and exercises on the team building ideas page 1 on this website, and the quizballs quizzes, especially the management and business quiz for aspiring managers and trainers, and anyone interested in managing people and organizations.
This simple exercise format is adaptable for a wide variety of training and development situations.
The subjects on this website increasingly feature ideas for developing the whole person.
Think beyond providing traditional work skills development.
So please read the tips for planning and running team building activities.