Team Building Activities for Facilitators

Barriers and Beliefs

Is it a Fact or Belief?

This team activity allows your group to surface project and operational barriers to success and deal with them as either Facts or Beliefs. There are always barriers stopping you achieving your outcomes. The natural reaction can be to categorise … [Read more]

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Have you ever been in a workshop and needed an activity to lift the mood and inject some energy into the group? High Energy + Your Well-Designed Process = Excellent Creativity and Productivity. 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' is a quick icebreaker / … [Read more]

Group Decision Making Analysis

Group Decision Making

Group Decision Making Analysis is a team building exercise that provides an opportunity for team members to discuss and agree how they can make effective decisions, using the appropriate decision making style for particular situations. Unlike a … [Read more]

Fishbowl Discussion

Fishbowl Discussion

Do you want all your key stakeholders pushing with, or against, you and your objectives? You want them with you, I'm sure. But maybe you don't have the time to convince every person one-on-one? Perhaps you have done your Stakeholder Map and … [Read more]

Customer Journey Mapping

Customer Journey Map Template

Creating a single version of the truth of exactly what your customers experience when they interact with your organisation can be a daunting task to take on fraught with emotion. Periodically it's important to take a step back to REALLY see things … [Read more]

Balanced Scorecard

Balanced Scorecard Example

The Balanced Scorecard is a workshop technique for establishing the most useful high level measures by which to monitor your company's / unit’s progress and performance against its strategic goals. It's a great team building activity, process … [Read more]

The World Cafe

The World Cafe

The World Cafe is a 20 year old workshop activity for engaging your participants in conversations that fits nicely into our team building activities section. It draws on 7 design principles to create a simple, effective and flexible format for … [Read more]

Team Roles & Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities Template

A simple template to document roles and responsibilities of those involved in a project. Use this template to assign roles and responsibilities to members of your change / project team and to ensure that the team as a whole can proceed on a firm … [Read more]

WSB 006 : Applied Improvisation With Paul Z Jackson

In Session 6 of The WorkshopBank Podcast, I’m talking to Paul Z Jackson who is co-founder and President of the Applied Improvisation Network. He’s on the show to introduce Applied Improvisation as a facilitation technique and show what it can do … [Read more]

How to run workshop activities without needing everyone to be in the same room as you

Most workshops you run are likely face to face events with all the participants in the room together. Is that right? You start with some objectives, design a process, get everyone together, run it and at the end you achieve your mission. But … [Read more]

9 Creative Problem Solving Tools For Your Next Breakthrough Idea

Creative Problem Solving - COCD Box

These are a suite of brainstorming tools from Erik op ten Berg. He's an expert in creative thinking or applying creativity from the Netherlands. He’s been working in this field for 25 years and has a Master of Science from Buffalo State University … [Read more]

Brown Paper Planning (Project Plan Template)

Brown Paper Planning Step 3

Have you ever seen or created an action plan for a project that failed during delivery? What happened? Who didn't do what they said they would? Did commitment of the key stakeholders waver over time? Project plans (a.k.a. gantt charts) do a … [Read more]

Team Review Workshop & Dotmocracy

Team Review Workshop Step 3

This activity is one of those team meeting ideas you can run in virtually any situation. It's one of my favourite ways to get a team ready to do some positive action planning. There's very little facilitation involved as it's easy for people to … [Read more]

The Trading Game

The Trading Game - Diagram of Shapes

A team building workshop that simulates the negotiating activities that may need to take place between different departments or organisations in the setting up of joint ventures. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

The Options Framework

The Options Framework Coloured

A structured brainstorming technique you can use with groups of up to 7 people to get a preferred solution to a difficult problem. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

The Freudian Walk

Freudian Walk Active Listening

The Freudian Walk is an activity that helps teach the art of active listening. It can be used during a conflict resolution process or simply as an ice-breaker. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Stakeholder Mapping

Stakeholder Map Example Relationships

A graphical illustration of how your stakeholders feel towards your change project. It helps you to identify who you need to influence and what action to take. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Solution Projection via Guided Imagery

Solution Projection via Guided Imagery by David Mibashan

A group visualization technique that helps people feel what it is like to solve their biggest work problem so they get the energy to then go on and solve it. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram Final Analysis

The Fishbone Diagram (sometimes called the Ishikawa diagram) is used to identify and list all the factors that are conditioning the problem at hand. It is primarily an issue analysis technique but it also has a motivational and team building … [Read more]

The Relationship Triangle

Relationship Triangle Slide 3

A high-impact facilitated discussion that shows how critically important personal relationships are within the team before they can consistently achieve the results they desire. If you're looking for team building activities this is a great one … [Read more]