In the mask drawing they can include their characteristics, dreams, interests, weaknesses, strengths, basically anything that explains the individual to his/her team members in a non threatening manner.After having drawn the mask, the person is asked to share his mask in the larger group in which members can ask questions to clarify or further explain certain characteristics. Life Line This team building activity is similar to the mask exercises since it requires people to share their ‘life-line’ and specifically the events in the past that have shaped them today.Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career.Building an interconnected group of relationships with others is at the core of a person’s effectiveness both personally and professionally.I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. Speed dating A non evasive team building activity to kick off discussions about personal relationships is a speed dating exercise in which you request team members to answer a number of different speed dating questions.
Whether student, young careerist, or seasoned professional, having a network of people you can tap into for information, advice and opportunities, while sharing your own, is paramount.
We do that when we require prospective faculty hires to perform a teaching demonstration.
Similarly, we should ask candidates for public relations positions, for example, to design and write a mini campaign.
At each station you will be given a set amount of time – usually 2 minutes – to read a passage and formulate a response.
Then, you’ll be given an additional amount of time – usually 8 to 10 minutes – to respond before moving on to the next station.