Teamwork and Teamplay: Games and Activities for Building and Training Teams / Edition 1

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Overview

Two training legends offer you a definitive team sourcebook!

The world's two best-known team-building facilitators bring you over thirty-five cutting-edge activities. You'll turn to this treasury of hassle-free, sure-fire games, exercises, and simulations time and time again.

"In keeping with the tradition of continuous learning about teamwork, Thiagi and Parker have hit a home run. Teamwork and Teamplay is a must-have for every training bookshelf."
—Harvey A. Robbins, co-author, Why Teams Don't Work

"I can think of forty reasons to buy this book: thirty-eight games and activities, each a gem—plus two of the best writers in the training business. I am truly impressed at how well each activity is designed and how easy the rules are to understand."
—Steve Sugar, author, Games That Teach; president, The Game Group

The game formats are varied: some short, some long; some icebreakers, some closers; and much more! A game selection matrix enables you to find a game that suits your situation. Plus, training legends Thiagi and Parker share with you their proven insights on effective teamwork and facilitation.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In keeping with the tradition of continuous learning about teamwork, Thiagi and Parker have hit a home run. Teamwork and Teamplay is a must-have for every training bookshelf." —Harvey A. Robbins, co-author, Why Teams Don't Work

"I can think of forty reasons to buy this book: thirty-eight games and activities, each a gem — plus two of the best writers in the training business. I am truly impressed at how well each activity is designed and how easy the rules are to understand." —Steve Sugar, author, Games That Teach; president, The Game Group

"This book performs the real service of helping neophytes and experts alike to explore the factors that influence team effectiveness. Practitioners will use these games and activities to propel teams to peak performance." —Danny Langdon, president, Performance International; co-editor, Intervention Resource Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787947910
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/29/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 690,686
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

SIVASAILAM THIAGARAJAN is president of Workshops by Thiagi, a consulting and training company. He is also the editor of the Thiagi GameLetter, a newsletter that deals with training games and activities. GLENN PARKER —author of Team Players and Teamwork, among other best-selling books—is president of Glenn M. Parker & Associates, a training and consulting firm that works with organizations to create and sustain high-performing team-based systems.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

About the Authors.

Balloonatics: A Not-So-Serious Assessment Activity.

Boxed In: An Opening Activity.

Building Bridges: Creating Effective Stakeholder Relationships.

Censorship: Exploring Cooperation and Competition.

Controversy: Discussing Sensitive Topics.

Defining Moment: An Ethical Decision-Making Activity.

Escape from Gilligan's Island: A Conensus-Building Exercise.

ET: Exploring Characteristics of Effective Teams.

Free Cash: A Cash Game to Explore Trust.

Help!: A Quick Simulation Activity.

How Do You Like Your Recognition? A Self-Assessment.

Metcalfe: A Large Group Team-Building Activity.

Our Team: Learning the Stages of Team Development.

Quotes from Experts: An Inter-Team Contest.

Real Virtual: A Simulation Game.

SDLT: A Self-Directed Learning Team Activity.

Situation Analysis: A Problem-Solving Activity.

Sleepless in Seattle: An Inter-Goup Team Game.

Slogans: An Intact Team Icebreaker.

Stages: Reviewing the Team-Development Process.

Team Bingo: An Educational Activity.

Team Contest: An Idea-Generation Challenge.

Team Game Show: A Competitive Activity.

Team Hats: A Closing Activity.

Team Leader: Identifying Desirable Characteristics of Leaders.

Team Norms: Exploring Relationships Among Groud Rules.

Team Quotes: An Introductory Activity.

Team Rewards: A Consesus Activity.

Team Values: Clarifying Application Opportunities.

The Values Continuum: A Team-Assessment Tool.

Two-Hour Team Building: A Quick and Effective Intervention.

What's My Line?: A Role-Clarification Activity.

The Wine List: An Introductory Activity.

Words to Team By: A Different Kind of Assessment Tool.

Your Blank Team: An Assessment Activity.

Your Tarot Team: A Quick Team Assessment.

Zero Sum?: A Cross-Team Collaboration Game.

Topical Index of Games and Activities.

Activities and Games: Primary Use.

Activities and Games: Time and Participants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2002

    Disappointing...

    Although this book came highly recommended it was not at all what I expected. I was looking for a book of games that I could use in the training of a new team, and one that would heelp facilitate team building. Games and Activities may be part of the title, but clearly these activities were not meant for game-type use. Each of the 38 activities involved discussion, and many had handouts that required participants to write their toughts down. I good resource if this is what you are looking for, but not if you want a book of games to help in new team development.

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