Team Building

Team building is an essential task for all organizations. It can be a challenge to build a team from the ground up or help a team work better together, but it’s necessary as everyone is working toward the same goal: company success. With HRDQ’s team building training materials and activities, participants can learn how to surface, diagnose, and work through the issues that impede effective teamwork.

Featured Products

Team Effectiveness Profile

Team Effectiveness Profile is a tool that helps teams eliminate or reduce blockages in the five vital areas of team activity: Mission, Vision, and Goals; Team Roles; Operating Processes; Interpersonal Relationships; and Interteam Relationships.

Jungle Escape Game

Jungle Escape Game is a high-energy team building game that challenges teams to work together. Along the way, they explore and practice critical group-process skills such as team planning, problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution.

Team Adventure Simulation Series

Team Adventure Series products are survival simulations that show the importance of group process skills such as making decisions under pressure. The products help people acquire skills with situations like when something goes awry during a trip and the group has to work together to resolve the crisis with limited resources.

Learn More about Team Building...

Five Categories of Team Effectiveness

If an organization loses sight of their mission and goals, has ineffective team roles, or poor organizational processes, the company can suffer. There are five categories of team effectiveness that every team should try to emulate:

  • Mission, Vision and Goals. Well-functioning organizations have a clear vision of the future and defined goals. They have a mission statement and purpose. Plans are developed collaboratively and work is performed with company objectives in mind.
  • Team Roles. Work in an organization should be organized to support the group’s function. Team roles and accountability should be clear to everyone. Employees should have a clear job description and follow their organizational chart.
  • Operating Processes. There needs to be a standard operating process for employees. Policies and procedures can manage the work of the group and support both task and maintenance needs. Task needs are activities required to accomplish work objectives, and operating processes include problem solving, decision making, and conflict management.
  • Interpersonal relationships. Interpersonal relationships need to be good in order to achieve goals. Every team member needs to work well with others and develop trusting relationships with one another.
  • Inter-team relationships. Different teams also need to be able to work together. Some groups operate within different time frames, have different goals, or different policies. But they must all work together in the organization, so compromise is needed.

Developing Teamwork

HRDQ’s team building activities can help you improve the function of your team. Our team building assessments and training games offer hands-on team learning to improve problem-solving, communication, and camaraderie within your team.

  • Jungle Escape

    Jungle Escape

    from $58.00

    You can stand in front of your audience and tell - even push - them to be better team members, but we have a better idea. Let them experie...

    View full details
    from $58.00
  • Benchmarks of Team Excellence

    Benchmarks of Team Excellence

    from $97.50

    Benchmarks of Team Excellence is a teamwork excellence assessment and training workshop revealing vital information about the experience a...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Team Effectiveness Profile

    Team Effectiveness Profile

    from $97.50

    The Team Effectiveness Profile (TEP) serves as a detailed assessment and workshop designed to assist groups in improving their output and ...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • What's My Team Member Style

    What's My Team Member Style

    from $50.00

    Part of HRDQ's best-selling Style Suite, What's My Team Member Style is a team-building assessment that identifies team member personality...

    View full details
    from $50.00
  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    from $97.50

    Black Bear is a survival simulation team building game that requires participants to work together to rescue their scout leader following ...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • HRDQ Product Image

    Mars Rover Challenge

    from $12.50

    You don't have to leave earth for stellar skill development. Long gone are the days where collaboration served as an intermittent, as-neede...

    View full details
    from $12.50
  • Tall Ships

    Tall Ships

    from $71.25

    A tall ship relies on interdependent parts to maximize power, speed, stability and agility while producing dependable performance. So it i...

    View full details
    from $71.25
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    from $12.00

    Deliver the exact team-building lessons Patrick Lencioni presents to hundreds of organizations around the world. Based on his New York Ti...

    View full details
    from $12.00
  • Swamped

    Swamped

    from $97.50

    Deep in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, a group of friends enjoy a serene paddle across a scenic lake. However, on the second day of thei...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Extraordinary Teams Inventory

    Extraordinary Teams Inventory

    from $28.00

    What's the difference between an ordinary team and an extraordinary one? Extraordinary teams can achieve tangible results, but they also d...

    View full details
    from $28.00
  • Marooned

    Marooned

    from $97.50

    Enjoying a daytime excursion while on a cruise in the South Pacific, a group of passengers sets out to explore a coral island and walk off...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Cave Without A Name

    Cave Without A Name

    from $97.50

    It started innocently enough when a group of tourists entered a living cave near the Guadalupe River in Texas. Amazed by the fascinating r...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Team-Work and Team-Roles

    Team-Work and Team-Roles

    from $97.50

    Team-Work & Team-Roles helps individuals better understand how their preferences for different types of work can affect the bottom line...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Beyond the Valley of the Kings

    Beyond the Valley of the Kings

    from $97.50

    Can your team handle the heat? Beyond the Valley of the Kings is a survival training simulation requiring teams to work together to surviv...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • Outback

    Outback

    from $97.50

    One morning a group of friends decide to take a daring hike in the Australian outback - without a guide. They follow a herd of wild ponies...

    View full details
    from $97.50
  • 22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders

    22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders

    from $106.00

    Most managers view leadership as an intangible, unattainable skill — one best left to those at the top of the corporate ladder. However, leadership...

    View full details
    from $106.00
  • HRDQ Product Image

    The Rainforest Game

    from $37.00

    The Rainforest Game provides individuals with the opportunity to experience virtual leadership and collaboration across boundaries. As part...

    View full details
    from $37.00
  • Vacation In the Keys

    Vacation In the Keys

    from $97.50

    Disaster strikes a group of friends on a charter trip to the Florida Keys when their 43-foot sport-fishing boat suddenly explodes. In the ...

    View full details
    from $97.50