Synopses & Reviews
The fun way to lift morale in any work group!
Did you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Team-building games and activities are so stimulating and enjoyable that everyone in the department actually looks forward to them! Now you can choose from 70 varied and imaginative games and activities that have been specifically designed for the manager who's looking to:
- Raise sagging morale in a department
- Liven up boring staff meetings
- Improve communication
- Promote a culture of harmony and cooperation
- Have fun with your work team
Each of these games is fast, creative, easy-to-lead, and will help you accomplish your team building goals. Learn valuable tips on how to present games and how to select activities for particular situations. Get essential advice on what not to do when leading games, and much more!
Did you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Now you can spark morale in any work group by choosing from 70 stimulating games and activities specifically designed for the manager who's looking to raise sagging morale in a department, liven up boring staff meetings, enable team members to collaborate smoothly and effectively, and much more!
About the Author
Dr. John W. Newstrom and Edward E. Scannell are respected authors, professional speakers, and seminar leaders. They are the coauthors of McGraw-Hill's best-selling Games Trainers Play series, which has sold more than 250,000 copies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction to Team-Building Games. How to Use This Book. Icebreakers: Getting to Know Each Other Better. Who Are We? Creating Team Identity. What Can Teamwork Achieve? Demonstrating Its Value. Who Can We Trust? Building Mutual Support. How Shoud We Proceed? Setting Team Goals and Norms. How Are We Doing? Improving Teamwork. How Can We Stretch Our Minds? Problem-solving and Creativity Games. Can We Get Along Better? Learning to Communicate and Cooperate. Can We Work Together? Energizing Team Meetins. What Lies Ahead? Coping with Change. how Can We Have More Fun? Taking time to Play. How Can We Build Self-esteem? Affirming Ourselves through Games.