Team Creation Day
So you’ve assembled a new team together but they’ve never met before or hardly know each other. You want them working together as effectively as possible straight away. We can help you with our ‘Team Creation Day’. The whole day is centred on getting to know each other, how each person likes to work, strengths, weaknesses and building relationships. We hope that after this day the team will be set up to work efficiently and productively with a sense of openness in their working relationships.
This day is ideal for organisations whom have a graduate scheme or a group of new apprentices, but it can also be adapted for all kinds of groups.
A typical day plan would be as follows:
- Break the ice between colleagues
- Set up a positive start to working effectively with each other.
- Learn about the theory in developing relationships, and contextualise it into practical problem solving teamwork challenges.
- Understand the changes in team dynamics that are likely to happen in the future and be ready for them.
|9:00am||Arrivals, tea, coffee and breakfast buffet|
|10:00am||Setting the scene, looking at goals and objectives for the day|
|10:15am||Ice Breakers and Initiative Exercises – getting to know each other and start working together.|
|11:15am||Classroom - theory lesson learning about the Johari Window model for developing relationships as a team.|
|11:45am||Problem Solving – outside team build challenges utilising the theory learned.|
|1:15pm||Debrief – reviewing the morning activities and lessons learned.|
|2:00pm||High Ropes Crate Stack Activity – application of earlier lessons learned in a more dynamic environment.|
|4:00pm||Classroom - review of the day including application of skills learned in the work place.|
|4:30pm||Moving forward – what to expect in the future, using Tuckman’s model Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.|
*Ice Breakers and Initiative Exercises allow colleagues to get over the first hurdle of starting to communicate with each other and work together. This also allows facilitator to see how the work together.
*Johari Window sets the group up to consider how and what they are communicating to each other, including thoughts and feelings as well as information. Not necessarily today but also in future meetings and events.
*The rest of the day allow colleagues to apply what was considered in the Johari Window and allow communication to be more open with each other to allow colleagues to learn more about each other.