Category: Team Building Exercises

Gluten-Free Team Building

You surely have noticed that many restaurants and food stores have responded to a discriminating marketplace and now offer gluten-free products. Gluten, for some people, inflames the digestive track making it difficult or impossible to absorb nutrients. According to Webmd.com, “gluten-sensitive people often have fatigue and headaches…” along with other disturbances. This is not about […] more

Every Team Has Communication Problems And What Does That Mean?

Team Building activities are often set up to jazz up the team or fill up space in an otherwise busy retreat agenda. One common goal of team building activities is to solve a problem. The most common problem expressed by managers and team leaders is We have communication problems. That complaint always baffles me and […] more

Team Building and Ice Cream. I’m in Heaven!

I see a potential game everywhere. And when the game includes one of my favorite things on the face of the planet – ice cream – I’m over the moon! My husband and I will be our own team for about 5-7 weekends. Our team building activity is to visit each dairy that is on […] more

Best Games for Team Building Are Still the Classics

I am often asked what I think is the best game for team building.  If you ask me, you’ll know that I give really vague answers.  My stock reply is “it depends.”  It depends on your goal, budget, group, timeline, climate, location, etc. If I were locked up in jail and not allowed out to […] more

One of the Best Team Building Ideas

The best team building activities require participants to work together toward a common goal.  There are many fun team building activities that don’t make it to my “Best” list because they are often a waste of time and are not created around a common goal.  If you combine a good cause with that common goal, […] more

HUDDLE Sessions Use Ideas as Team Building Activity

Ideo is a company whose mission and work products I admire (www.ideo.com).  Their service is to apply their creativity so that organizations can be creative.  Creativity gives birth to more creativity. The same principle applies to our HUDDLE Sessions.  Ideas breed more ideas.  Many of the women who participate in HUDDLE Sessions participate in this […] more

HUDDLE Sessions are Solution-Focused

A dear friend just made a statement that resonated with me. She said, “Are you problem-centered or solution-centered?” Often, when a problem arises, I will dwell in that problem. Sit on it. Hug it. Share it with my friends. Get up close and personal with it and give it a lot of elbow room in […] more

HUDDLE Sessions and Gamification

In my business, I use the term “games-way-of-thinking” yet I’ve realized the term is essentially a variation on the theory behind gamification which is a concept getting more and more attention lately. Gamification, according to Wikipedia, is “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context to engage users and solve problems.” […] more

Drip Team Building For Long Term Results

What’s the point of holding an expensive corporate retreat if the results don’t last? If nothing improves. I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about. A day of paint ball, the company picnic or a ropes course may not delight the socks off of most employees but companies all around the globe insist […] more

I Am the Problem. An Ice Breaker.

Did you ever play Hot Potato when you were a kid? Or did you pick the Old Maid card out of someone’s hand during that card game? That same queasy feeling may occur when a team plays the following ice breaker titled I Am the Problem. There may be any number of explanations when a […] more

Using Ice Breakers for Game Night

I recently spent an evening doing a really fun thing as a volunteer.  I led the first of many Game Nights for a group of young women who are working hard to build good lives for themselves. I wasn’t sure if they wanted to learn about Chess or play Go Fish so I started them […] more

Games-Way-of-Thinking is Good for Business

If you supervise people, or work with others on a team, you can learn to use a Games-Way-of-Thinking to avoid or solve problems.  This way of thinking is an alternative to traditional ways of solving problems when they arise.  The problems I refer to here usually involve people (and the issues we all bring along […] more

Team Building in the Office Stinks

Do you feel this way?  Even though I speak about and promote team building activities in the office, I know why some of us have believed that team building activities stink.  I know where that disdainful feeling resides and it’s not a pretty place. One of the reasons I am so passionate about using the […] more

Why I Use Right Brain Team Building Exercises

Can you tell if you use your right or left brain areas more as you work your way through each day? You won’t be able to feel your brain click over into the right or left side. So how do we know and should we even care? I am not an authority on brains and […] more