50 digital team building games : fast, fun meeting openers, by John Chen

By John Chen

Use know-how to extend loyalty and productiveness on your employees

50 electronic Team-Building Games bargains enjoyable, energizing assembly openers, staff actions, and staff adventures for enterprise groups, utilizing Twitter, GPS, fb, smartphones, and different expertise. The video games should be performed in-person or nearly, and variety from 5-minute ice-breakers to an epic four-hour GPS-based experience. Designed to be lead through managers, facilitators, presenters, and audio system, the actions support groups and teams get happy with expertise, get to understand one another higher, construct belief, enhance conversation, and extra. little need to be a "techie" to guide those games—they're uncomplicated and well-scripted.

Author John Chen is the CEO of Geoteaming, a firm that makes use of expertise and event to coach groups the way to collaborate.

  • How to guide an easy, speedy, enjoyable staff development task with easy-to-follow instructions
  • How to create profitable "virtual" group construction that calls for NO shuttle and little to no extra expenses
  • How to interact standoffish engineers, "hard to arrive" technical groups, or Gen X/Y teammates with know-how they take pleasure in using

Successful technology-based staff construction can construct buzz in your corporation, construct significantly vital relationships and conversation internally, and preserve your crew speaking approximately it for weeks afterward!

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You can also use icebreakers when you’re introducing a new piece of technology. Make sure to start with the most basic of functions when using a new piece of technology for an icebreaker. 7 c01 23 March 2012; 13:2:59 c01 23 March 2012; 13:2:59 Me in 140 Characters or Less—Twitter Hypernetworking Time: 10 minutes Participants: 2–1,000 Technology: Twitter, text, chat, teleconference, web conferencing Category: Icebreaker Goals Get to know about each team member and assess needs. Game Summary This icebreaker solves simple challenges such as knowing everybody’s name, associating at least one word with that person, finding things in common, and beginning to understand the other person’s personality and style.

Okay, you have 5 minutes to complete your tweet and read other people’s tweets. Remember to refresh Twitter (by hitting F5 on most Windows Internet browsers, ) to read other CommandþR for Mac users, or clicking the “Reload current page” button people’s introductions. Also, you can click their Twitter ID to find their full name and information about them. Power Tips Learn how to attach photos, videos, or links to other sites as a way to say much more than 140 characters of narrative. Click on each person’s Twitter profile to see a picture of that person and his or her short bio.

From hearing the team’s new commitments from the closer “I commit” to watching your team on the closer digital slideshow to recounting the great stories that took place during the event, you must find a way to end on a high note. Ending on a high note is the last thing every participant will remember and increases the odds that they will be motivated to make a change back at work or at least look positively on the time they invested. Make sure to follow up as soon as possible on anything you promised after everyone logs off.

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