Team Building Training Materials

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.

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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 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.

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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.

  • 22 Training Events For Developing Team Leaders

    22 Training Events For Developing Team Leaders

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    For many team leaders, leadership can seem like an intangible, unattainable skill — one that's best left to those at the top of the organization. B...

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  • Benchmarks of Team Excellence

    Benchmarks of Team Excellence

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    Get the tool that measures a higher level of team functioning. Benchmarks of Team Excellence is a teamwork excellence assessment and tra...

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  • Beyond the Valley of the Kings

    Beyond the Valley of the Kings

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    Beyond the Valley of the Kings is a training simulation requiring teams to work together to survive being stranded in the Sahara desert....

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  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

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

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  • Cave Without A Name

    Cave Without A Name

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    It started innocently enough. A group of tourists enters a living cave near the Guadalupe River in Texas. Amazed by the fascinating rock...

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    Creating Chemistry in Teams Customizable Course

    $599.00

    Team chemistry is very important and has an intangible and positive effect on teamwork. The basis for understanding team development and...

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    $599.00
  • Creating Team Synergy

    Creating Team Synergy

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    Have you ever witnessed a winning sports team, a well-rehearsed orchestra, or a synchronized surgical unit and felt the commitment and e...

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  • Extraordinary Teams Inventory

    Extraordinary Teams Inventory

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    What's the difference between an ordinary team and one that's extraordinary? Extraordinary teams have the ability to achieve tangible re...

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    Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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    Overview Deliver the same team-building lessons Patrick Lencioni himself has delivered to hundreds of organizations. The Five Dysfunctions of a Tea...

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    GO Team Reproducible Coursware Libraries

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    GO Team is a team-training resource supporting all kinds of teams, including brand new teams as well as teams that have been together fo...

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  • Group Development Assessment

    Group Development Assessment

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    The Group Development Assessment (GDA) defines and assesses two major dimensions of behavior that influence any situation in which people must work...

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    Jungle Escape

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    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...

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    Maestro: The Team Performance Game

    from $107.25

    Maestro is a team building training game for employee and management development training. The experiential learning activity is an engaging and in...

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  • Marooned

    Marooned

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    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 o...

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    Mars Rover Challenge

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

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  • Outback

    Outback

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    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 poni...

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  • Swamped

    Swamped

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

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    Tall Ships

    from $71.25

    Tall Ships is a highly engaging experiential exercise/learning game that challenges teams to race against the clock (and other teams) to ...

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  • Team Communication Inventory

    Team Communication Inventory

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    Improve the overall quality of your team discussions and meetings with the Team Communication Inventory, an instrument designed to ident...

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  • Team Conflict Strategies Inventory

    Team Conflict Strategies Inventory

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    Teams have preferred ways of handling conflict. Some teams avoid conflict at all costs, while others find that the battle gives them ene...

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