Soft-skills learning solutions that help improve the performance of individuals, teams & organizations

Team Performance and Team building

If you’re faced with the challenge of building a team from the ground up, or helping a team work better together, we have the team building exercises you need. There are the perennial favourite team building activities like Jungle EscapeMars Rover Challenge, and Tall Ships, just to name a few. 
We also have team building training such as the Team Effectiveness Profile, The Five Dysfunctions of Teams, and Trust: The Ultimate Test require team members to think critically, modify behaviour, and share constructive feedback. With our team building activities, participants will learn how to surface, diagnose, and work through the issues that impede effective teamwork.

Benchmarks of Team Excellence (Assessment)

Get the tool that measures a higher level of team functioning. Benchmarks of Team Excellence reveals important information about the experience and attitudes of those who know the team best - the team members.

Choose Happiness @ Work (Card Game)

Grounded in solid science, Choose Happiness @ Work is an exciting card system designed to maximize team performance and employee engagement.

Creating Team Synergy Programme (Multi-Day Programme)

Have you ever witnessed a winning sports team, a well-rehearsed orchestra, or a synchronized surgical unit and felt the commitment and energy the team demonstrated? What you saw was more than just teamwork — it was team synergy, a phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts.

Deir El Medina (Card Game)

Deir el-Medina is an engaging game designed to identify the various roles each team member plays during work processes and demonstrate how each role contributes to the group’s ability to accomplish goals, solve problems, and achieve success.

Effective Team Member Profile (Assessment)

The Effective Team Member Profile helps individuals understand what it takes to be a viable and potent member of a team — and how their behavior clearly indicates the extent to which they are (or aren't) effective.

Extraordinary Teams (Assessment/Workshop)

Extraordinary Teams is a team building assessment and soft-skills training programme that measures five indicators of extraordinary teams. Based on the book Extraordinary Groups, this team building training package includes corporate training materials to help teams and team members build the effective teamwork skills that improve performance using an online assessment, participant workbook, and training workshop.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Assessment/Workshop)

Five Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment Second Edition. The ultimate competitive advantage. Based on Patrick Lencioni's New York Times best-seller, The FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS of a TEAM addresses the five obstacles that prevent even the best teams from succeeding.

GO Team Reproducible Training Libraries (Multi-Reproducible Programme Modules)

Two invaluable reproducible training libraries directed at Team Training

  • GO Team Reproducible Training Library (18 Modules)
  • GO Team for Leaders Reproducible Training Library (7 Modules)

GO Team is a complete team-training resource that supports all kinds of teams, including brand new teams as well as teams that have been together for a while. It's a just in time training resource, which means that you select the module that is most urgent to the team.

Great Workplace, The (Assessment/Workshop)

success is people. Developed by the publishers of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For Annual List, The Great Workplace is a training package that’s designed to help managers and leaders build organizational trust, increase employee productivity, and improve performance.

Group Development Assessment (Assessment)

The Group Development Assessment gives groups the opportunity to evaluate how they are currently functioning in the two major dimensions of behaviour - task and process. By combining each member’s inventory scores into a group profile, members get a clear, comprehensive picture of their development.

GroupThink Index (Assessment)

The GroupThink Index was created to help both traditional and self-managing teams to recognize their tendency toward "groupthink" in decision making and to develop critical thinking skills that might help them eliminate these symptoms.

Jungle Escape (Interactive Game/Simulation)

A client favourite, Jungle Escape is a high-energy team building game that's perfect for introducing and reinforcing the concept of effective teamwork, and developing the group process skills that are needed for cohesive team performance.

Junkyard Games (Interactive Game)

Junkyard Games is an exciting new training game that combines energy and fun with creativity and process improvement. Teams work together, plan, strategize, and execute their ideas to achieve a common goal – all while having fun in a learning safe environment. There isn’t any right or wrong, only learning from successes and mistakes.

Maestro (Interactive Game)

Play out vital team skills such as leadership, creative problem-solving, planning, and communication, with our newest game, Maestro: The Team Performance Game.

Mars Rover Challenge - Team (Interactive Game)

The Mars Rover Challenge teamwork version is designed to help individuals become more effective team members by allowing them to experience the differences between working collaboratively and working in “silos”. The programme is ideal for established teams who are looking to increase their productivity, efficiency, and innovation and who may need to break free from unhealthy work habits. It is equally well suited for new teams who are striving to integrate collaboration into their developing team dynamic.

Pump Them Up (Reproducible Training Activity Collection)

Pump Them Up! ia a useful collection of reproducible team-building workshops. In as little as two hours you can provide teams with on-target, hands-on training that will re-energize, re-focus, and re-commit team members.

Rainforest Game, The (Interactive Game)

Working within teams is challenging enough. But what happens when cross-functional or virtual teams are asked to collaborate with one another? The “us vs. them” mentality doesn’t work. The Rainforest Game is a hands-on game that allows teams to experience the challenge of working across boundaries – and what it means to work better together.

Tall Ships (Interactive Game)

The Seven C’s of Effective Team Performance are realistically demonstrated in this simulation game. Develop high-performing teams and increase overall success by focusing on improving in these seven critical areas.

Team Advantage, The (16 Week Programme)

This innovative programme goes beyond your typical team-building exercises to focus teams on achieving a stretch goal that's meaningful to the organization's success. What makes this team training solution different from others is that it offers what most are missing - coaching and time.

Team Adventure Series, The

The Team Adventure Series is a fun and memorable way to demonstrate the concept of team synergy — the phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts. Each simulation provides a safe, open environment in which participants can learn and practice key process skills that lead to synergy, including problem solving, communicating effectively, managing and resolving conflict, and consensus decision making.

Team Conflict Strategies Inventory (Assessment)

Sometimes team disagreements can become serious conflicts, threatening the productivity or even the life of the group. But if a team can use effective strategies for handling conflict, conflict may afford new learning and eventually deeper, more productive relationships.

Team Development Activities For Trainers (Reproducible Training Activity Collection)

Team Development Activities for Trainers is a collection of 59 exercises that address the skills most critical to team development, including communication, planning, problem solving, and more.

Team Effectiveness Profile (TEP) (Assessment)

For more than 15 years, the Team Effectiveness Profile has helped teams eliminate or reduce blockages in the 5 vital areas of team activity: Mission, Vision, and Goals; Team Roles; Operating Processes; Interpersonal Relationships; Interteam Relationships.

Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI)  (Assessment/Workshop)

Created by two leaders in the field of emotional Intelligence training, Marcia Hughes and James Bradford Terrell, Team Emotional and Social Intelligence offers a unique set of tools for determining and developing a team's emotional effectiveness in seven dimensions that are a prerequisite for high performance.

TeamBook (Reproducible Training Activity Collection)

TeamBook consists of 27 activities to improve group functions and achieve effective human relations by providing exercises in the fundamental principles of team building, team building goals and participant guidelines.

Teambuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together  (Reproducible Training Activity Collection)

Challenge your participants’ imaginations with TeamBuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together, a new collection of learning events that encourage the exploration of team skills through the use of fantasy scenarios.

TeamConflict Assessment  (Assessment)

TeamConflict is designed to give team members insights into how their behaviours determine the outcome of conflict and how they can change those behaviours to be more productive.

TEAMPOWER Programme  (Multi-Day Programme)

Great teams don’t just happen. Authentic teamwork is built upon true commitment, trust, collaboration, and competence - qualities that can only be developed with considerable effort over time.

TeamShare  (Assessment)

TeamShare applies the Johari Window theory of interpersonal communication to team communication patterns. The exercise is structured in this manner to allow participants to gain experience in the feedback process in a non threatening manner.

Team-Work & Team-Roles Assessment  (Assessment)

Pinpoint which phases of group work interest your teams most and identify which behavioural roles team members habitually play or ignore. This 18-item assessment is a powerful tool to help individuals and teams understand and improve team performance.

The Values Edge System (Card Game)

The Values Edge System: An Exercise in Personal and Team Discovery is a powerful training tool that clarifies personal values, enhances relationships, strengthens team performance, renews organizational culture, and inspires innovation. Based on more than 20 years of experiential research, this training exercise makes making sense of values simple by putting them on the table, literally.

What's My Team Member Style?  (Assessment)

The 18-item assessment helps individuals evaluate how they typically behave on a team and the results reveal their preference for one of 4 team member styles. With increased awareness, they are able to appreciate other team members' contributions and address differences proactively.

Customizable & Reproducible Learning Programmes

The Reproducible Training Library (RTL) offers high quality, customizable content in easy-to-use formats such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Training Videos (DVD’s)

DVD’s for classroom-based training as well as DVD packages which include a video component on DVD, a Leader’s Guide with workshop facilitation ideas and – in many cases – a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and participant materials.