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Types of Team Building activities - a review - Purple Monster




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If you hand me a hammer and don’t give me plans for building something, then all I can do is pound in nails all day with no real results.

How to begin:

  • We will Follow the graphic flow chart below and develop your answers to the questions or thoughts.

  •  First take the time with your study partner to look over the FLIP learning section to get an overview prior to creating your team.

  • Create your purpose statement of your Charter for your team. What do you want this team to do?

  • Build your Cultural statement for the team.  Look at the first 10 minutes of the first video in the FLIP section to get an idea of the importance of your team culture.

  • Review and discuss the Support items with your team mates. How will you incorporate these into your team activity?

  • When learning about a new subject as a team, use various questions to gather information.




Video of Team Work
Listening Skills (Comedy )





 Boxes on the right are hot links
 Not all boxes are hot  linked.




Dealing with conflicts in the team

Insure active listening to each other
Seek understanding not agreement
Outline the issues
Build dialogue
Agree to an action plan
Insure you follow up.
Be positive
Resource for discussion of conflicts.



Tools to use:

  • You can use any resource to find information ( Web, Books, People, etc.)

  • Open  "Tools" and see which ones fit your team need.

  • The Difference Dialogue-Debate

  • Use your questions to start the dialogue.

·       You can work together to create your thoughts

·       You need to write your thoughts as a group

·       Reflex  on your completion.  What have we learned?, Need to know more,



Setting community values, norms

see forming team-work-2 handbook above

Flip learning page


Possible Outcomes:Learning Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes - The Peak Performance Center

·       Understand the value of a learning community

·       Create a community charter and cultural statement

·       Written procedures and processes for a community operation

·       Understand the connection between a learning community and a sports/music team  


Charter (Purpose, Rules, Structure, Community authorization, Goals)  Culture ( Values, Norms, Rituals, Beliefs, Moral Compass)
Similar Teams Coaching Support
Quality Processing Measurements
week 3, 4 Forming teams







A critical premise is respect for the opinions and ideas of others.  It is crucial to maintain the positive chemistry of the team!  Consider The Platinum Rule:  "Treat others not as you would like to be treated, but rather as they would like to be treated"  - Respect!  The intent is to recognize the humanity and worth of all members of the team. All members of the team should prioritize selflessly working together in achieving the goal the team has set for itself



“As French Philosopher Tocqueville rightly noted, in order for the American experiment to succeed, personal liberty must be fiercely protected, but also carefully balanced with a commitment to the common good.”


— The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam https://a.co/eeFtWzH






General Tenants 

  • Use your questions to start the dialogue.

  • Think of yourself as in your own business.  … You are your customer.

  • Problems are opportunities … the bigger the problem the bigger the opportunity.  Vinod Khosla

  •  Use the engineering mind-set to focus on all the activities around your normal position. Open Engineering mind-set

  • Learn from your errors … They are learning tools

  • Be a lifelong learner … Have fun at it.