Part 2 of our interview with Mike Cardus of Team Building & Leadership
What is your favorite Networking Activity?
A team building activity in and of itself is useless. It is like yelling “RED!”. When I have people come together who do not know each other very well, I enjoy using Social Network Un_Plugged as an opening to find connections and align the group with what we hope to accomplish.
Describe a DIY team building tool/activity for a meeting planner or manager?
Distinctive | Working Well | 100 Days better
a. Break into groups of 4 to 6
b. Each team has a piece of flipchart paper and several markers c. Break the paper into 3 columns:
i. Distinctive = What stands out and makes our team or what we do as a team distinctive? Unique features, how we
approach the work, skill sets, etc..
ii. Working Well = What is already working well enough that it does not need much change or improvement?
iii. 100 Days Better = When we meet again in 100 days what will our team be better at, how will we know this is better?
d. The teams have 25-45 minutes to complete the activity e. They share what they wrote
f. Each team chooses 1 or 2 items from the 100 Days Better column and develops an action plan and reporting process to share with the larger team.