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Types of Team Building Exercises
Communication Team Building Exercises
Communications exercises are problem solving activities that are geared towards improving communication skills. The problems and obstacles teams encounter in these exercises are solved by communicating effectively with each other. to highlight the importance of good communication in team performance and/or potential problems with communication.
Problem Solving Team Building Exercises
Problem solving team building exercises focus specifically on groups working together to solve difficult problems or make complex decisions. These exercises are some of the most common in team building events as they appear to have the most direct link to what employers want their teams to be able to do. The goal of this type of team building exercise is to give the team a problem in which the solution is not easily apparent or requires the team to come up with a creative solution.
Planning and Adaptability Team Building Exercises
These team building exercises focus on aspects of planning and being adaptable to change. These are important things for teams to be able to do when they are assigned complex tasks or decisions. The goal of this type of team building exercise is to show the importance of planning before implementing a solution
Trust Team Building Exercises
A trust team building exercise involves engaging team members in a way that will induce trust between them. They are sometimes difficult exercises to implement as there are varying degrees of trust between individuals and varying degrees of individual comfort trusting others in general. The goal of this type of team building exercise is to create trust between team members.
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