50 Activities for Team Building, Vol. 1 (50 Activities Series)

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9780874251746: 50 Activities for Team Building, Vol. 1 (50 Activities Series)

Create high performance teams with these collections of fully reproducible activities. All the activities employ the principle of "learning by doing" to ensure that the skills the participants learn can be applied to real work situations.

Volume 1 contains creative training activities which focus on the building blocks for teams such as communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and decision making.

These activities are ideal for team leaders who are looking for creative activities to energize their teams but do not have the time to develop them. All of the activities are ready-to-use and are fully reproducible; with little effort you can implement them into an existing training program. Each volume comes with detailed trainer's notes, clearly stated objectives, and a quick reference index to the activities.

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Training Objectives, Volume 1
Improve inter-team communication
Assess the effectiveness of a team
Establish team missions and goals

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About the Author:

Author and consultant Glenn Parker works with organizations to create and sustain high performing teams, effective team players and team-based systems. His best-selling book, Team Players and Teamwork, (Jossey-Bass, 1990), was selected as one of the 10 best business books of 1990. Now in a paperback edition, Team Players and Teamwork(1996) has been published in several other languages and has been brought to the screen in the best-selling video, Team Building: What Makes a Good Team Player? (CRM Films, 1995). His training and team building instrument, the Parker Team Player Survey has sold almost a million copies and become a standard in the field. Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP, Inc.) now distributes the instrument. Glenn also created an innovative web-based course called Being a Team Player for distribution by Interactive Training, Inc. He currently teaches a course, Team Management, at Rider University where he is an adjunct faculty member. Glenn is one of only 75 management thinkers recognized in the recent book, The Guru Guide (Wiley, 1998).

Glenn is co-author of 50 Activities For Team Building, v. 1 (HRD Press, 1991), which was selected by Human Resource Executive as one of 1992's Top Ten Training Tools. He is the author of the best seller Cross-Functional Teams: Working With Allies, Enemies And Other Strangers, Completely Revised and Updated (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and a companion facilitator's manual: Cross-Functional Teams Toolkit (Pfeiffer, 1997). Glenn is co-author of 50 Activities For Self-Directed Teams (HRD Press, 1994) and author of a collection of training resources and job aids, The Team Kit (HRD Press, 1995). He is also editor of the HRD Press Best Practices for Teams, vol. 1 (1996) and vol. 2 (1998). More recent publications include 25 Instruments for Team Building (HRD Press, 1998), TEAMWORK: Action Steps For Building Powerful Teams (Successories, 1998), Teamwork and Teamplay: Games and Activities for Training and Building Teams (Pfeiffer, 1999), Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches (Jossey-Bass, 2000) and Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches (Jossey-Bass, 2000) and Team Depot: A Warehouse of 585 Tools to Reassess, Rejuvenate and Rehabilitate Your Team (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2002).

Glenn does not just write about teamwork. He is a hands-on consultant and trainer who works with start-up and on-going teams of all types in a variety of industries. He facilitates team building, conducts training workshops, consults with management and gives presentations for organizations across a wide variety of industries. His clients have included pharmaceutical companies such as, Novartis, Aventis, Merck and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hoffmann-La Roche, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer and Novo Nordisk. a variety of industrial organizations such as 3M, Kimberly-Clark, The Budd Company, Penntech Papers, Allied Signal, Pratt & Whitney, LEGO, BOC Gases and Sun MicroSystems; companies in telecommunications including AT&T, Pacific Bell, NYNEX, Lucent/Bell Labs, Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore) and Siemens/ROLM Communications; service businesses such as Commerce Clearing House's Legal Information Service, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Environmental Services, American Express, Promus Hotels (Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns), CDI Corp. and the New England Journal of Medicine; the sales and marketing organizations of Roche Laboratories and Pontiac Division of General Motors; health care providers such as Pocono Medical Center, Palomar-Pomerado Health System, St. Rita's Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center and Riverside Health Care Center; retailers such as Ann Taylor and Phillips-Van Heusen and several government agencies: United States Coast Guard, Department of Navy, Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health.

Glenn holds a BA from City College of New York, an MA from the University of Illinois and has studied for the doctorate at Cornell University. He is much in demand as a speaker at corporate meetings and at national conferences sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Lakewood Conferences and Center for the Study of Work Teams. He keynoted a recent BEST OF TEAMS Conference. He is past president of the ASTD Mid-New Jersey Chapter and chairperson of the ASTD Publishing Review Committee.

Glenn is the father of three grown children and currently lives in central New Jersey with his wife, Judy. In his spare time he volunteers with the American Cancer Society, roots for the Philadelphia 76ers, rides his bike and plans his next vacation.

About the Author:

Glenn M. Parker is a consultant and trainer who has helped create high-performance teams at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Phillips-Van Heusen, Telcordia Technologies, BOC Gases, and the U.S. Coast Guard. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and manuals on teams, including: Team Players and Teamwork (Jossey-Bass, 1990), Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies and Other Strangers (Jossey-Bass, 1994), Cross-Functional Teams Toolkit (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1997), and Team Depot: A Warehouse of 585 Tools to Reassess, Rejuvenate, and Rehabilitate Your Team (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2002). He also coauthored Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches (Jossey-Bass, 2000) with Jerry McAdams and David Zielinski, and 50 Activities for Team Building (HRD Press, 1991).

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