Team Building for Managers

Teamwork is a part of everyday business life. Whether it’s virtual, in the office, or on the road, we are often expected to be a functional part of a team. Having a strong team benefits every organization and will lead to more successes than not. Teamwork is how your participants will elevate that event or project from just OK to great!

Through our General Team Building workshop participants will be encouraged to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. They will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member. Activities that build camaraderie, develop problem solving skills, and stimulate interaction will give your participants what is needed to be a great team member.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of team work
  • Understand the importance of intentionally fostering teamwork
  • Determine strategies your organization can take to build teams
  • Understand the benefits of games and social activities in building a team
  • Apply the principles of team building to your own organization

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans Form

Evaluation Form

Module Two: What Are The Benefits Of Team Building?

Better Communication And Conflict Resolution




Case Study

Module Three: Types Of Team Building




Social Gatherings

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Games

Games For Introductions

Games To Build Camaraderie

Games For Problem Solving

Games To Stimulate Interaction

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: More Team Building Games

Games To Build Trust

Games To Motivate

Games To Build Communication

Games For Conflict Resolution

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Activities

Activities To Build Camaraderie

Activities For Idea Sharing

Activities To Build Trust

Activities To Stimulate Interaction

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: More Team Building Activities

Activities To Motivate

Activities To Improve Working Together

Activities To Build Communication

Activities For Conflict Resolution

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Social Gathering

Singing / Karaoke

Dinner / Pot Lucks

Physical Activities


Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Common Mistakes When Team Building

Letting Cliques Develop

Not Delegating Tasks

Rewarding In Private / Criticizing In Public

Disjointed Plans Of Grandeur

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Formatting A Team Building Plan

Define The Goal

Consult Team Members

Research And Create Structure

Keep It Fun

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Evaluate

Was The Goal Met?

Was The Team Building Cohesive?

What Did The Team Think Of The Team Building?

How Can The Team Building Be Improved For Next Time?

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words From The Wise

Review Of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

Recommended Reading