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Monday, October 18, 2010

body of knowledge for team building

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body of knowledge for team buildingWhat do we mean by team building? What are you trying to accomplish? Usually, you want to align around a common vision, reducing conflict, bringing the team closer together, improve communication and knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and morale increase. You may even have to work together with the group - or members of the group - resistance to change.

Using the body to build team

Although there are many approaches to team building, which contained a management training offers real benefits, not least because the body usually areas that remain unresolved by most people who commission training. Working with the body - breathing movements, and posture for example - gets great results in building a team because it is a fundamental part of human beings and a large part of how people coordinate.

When doing Management Training realized I tend to use what I call the approach 'tapas' a. What I mean is that there are many training activities that are available, so I and the group chose the right person in accordance with the specific challenges and objectives of this session. We also want to explore the problem from several angles to get the best leverage. This is in line with the integral model proposed by people like Ken Wilber and I'm working through balance, flexibility and focus.

My top tips for team building

Here are some team building exercises that focus on the body that you can try with your people:

    * Learn a few simple coordination practices of non-athletic
    * Encourage the culture in which the office received a touch - not too touchy-feely, just shake hands on arrival or departure eg
    * Build trust and relationships through telephone and face-to-face contact, not just tangible methods such as e-mail
    * Encourage the smiley where you should e-mail :-) You will convey tone and emotion to improve working relationships
    * Out of Order activity that requires physical proximity and interaction - such as drinks on Fridays after work, or sports activities with an emphasis on fun. Avoid promoting competition between teams or individuals, although
    * Spare 30 minutes for lunch as a team. Food is the oldest team building!
    * Having one-to-one meetings while walking - to stimulate ideas and help to fall, literally, in step with other people
    * For the adventurous - to organize groups of short stretches every day, yoga or tai chi sessions

Remember that people are more highly motivated when they're involved in planning their activities, so discuss alternatives with the group - and do the same thing later on, when the feedback of participants can be very valuable.

Office-based training

There is a tradition of taking the team to go to retreat or an activity center for training. While this can be very effective in training, things that can be destroyed when the team returned to the workplace. Distance training has failed to overcome the challenges that exist in the workplace, and less efficient in terms of time and money because of travel - a clear argument for a new training approach based office.

Moreover, if the location for team training in the workplace, everyone benefits from able to train frequently, instead of maybe just once or twice a year. Insert a team building exercise in your monthly schedule, and saw advantages to build for your team.

[1]  Mark A Walsh, http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mark_A_Walsh

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