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Alien Invasion - The Fragility of Trust (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the importance of trust and how easily it is lost.

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Time:
The exercise will take about 20 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 30 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To explore the importance of trust and how easily it is lost.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided, though you might like to send small prizes to participants in the ‘winning’ team.

Notes:
This provides an interesting insight into how tribalism, based on fear, is created and the implications of that. This activity works best with groups of up to about 8 participants. If you have a large group of 10 or more, we recommend splitting them into 2 smaller groups for the activity.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Building an Understanding of Delegation

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To help participants understand the nature of delegation, why it’s important and the opportunities it presents.
• To encourage participants to begin to think about what effective delegation looks like.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To help participants understand the nature of delegation, why it’s important and the opportunities it presents.
• To encourage participants to begin to think about what effective delegation looks like.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• At least some of your participants will need access to PowerPoint and basic knowledge of how to use PowerPoint.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Find Your Team - Work Groups or Teams? (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 90 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the differences between a team and work group.
• To help participants identify when a team or group is required.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 20 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 90 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To explore the differences between a team and work group.
• To help participants identify when a team or group is required.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Teams, work groups and/or their leaders who wish to explore the current organisation and management of the group.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms.

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Gossip! - An Exercise in Communication (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to communicate effectively in order to gather all the information available.
• To encourage participants to think about how they communicate.
• To encourage participants to work co-operatively to solve a shared problem.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to communicate effectively in order to gather all the information available.
• To encourage participants to think about how they communicate.
• To encourage participants to work co-operatively to solve a shared problem.

Group Size:
This module can be used with larger groups of between 6-10 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• To ensure every participant has a different ‘Gossip’ Brief. You might like to distribute these by email in advance of the session.

Notes:
This communication exercise is based on a logic puzzle. It’s a challenging exercise, made more so when using video conferencing. However, it illustrates, very powerfully, the need to control online discussions, to allow everyone a voice, to speak one at a time, and to listen carefully to what others are saying.

You will need a minimum of 3 participants, whilst 6 is the optimum number for the exercise. We do not recommend attempting this exercise with groups larger than 8, but if you must, we have included additional Gossip Briefs that enable the exercise to be used in groups of up to 10.

Please note that where there are more than 6 participants, some of the ‘gossip’ will be duplicated.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Jill Fruggle’s Virtual Treasure Hunt

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• Show participants the importance of effective communication when working together, especially when working together remotely.
• Test participants’ attention to detail, individually and collectively.
• Test time management skills and a team’s ability to perform under pressure.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 40 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• Show participants the importance of effective communication when working together, especially when working together remotely.
• Test participants’ attention to detail, individually and collectively.
• Test time management skills and a team’s ability to perform under pressure.

Skills and Behaviours Tested:
Communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving, teamwork, collaboration, time management and leadership skills.

Group Size:
Ideally, you’ll have 2 teams with a minimum of 2 participants in each, with each team assigned to a different breakout room. However, the game can be run with smaller groups, with all participants working together in 1 team competing against the clock.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• The Activity Link in Trainers’ Library and your Activity Link PIN from the My Account section of the member homepage.
• A prize for the winning team.

Notes:
In the exercise, teams are given a series of riddles, puzzles and questions to solve, to help them discover where Jill Fruggle hid her mother’s prize brooch.

The riddles and puzzles have been deliberately designed to draw upon different skills. They include riddles and cryptic clues, mathematical questions, word questions, and general knowledge questions. Some require close attention to detail.

This exercise can also be used to examine the role of leaders within teams. If you wish to use the exercise in this way, you might want to pre-assign the role of leader to someone from each team.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required if more than one team).

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Police Chase (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 105 minutes.

Aims:
• To tests individuals’ commitment to teamwork, as well as their ability to communicate effectively and work co-operatively together.
• To explore how participants react when trust within their team is undermined and to observe how well individuals work together when under pressure.
• To examine the impact changes in personnel can have on a team, as well as an opportunity to consider the size at which teams achieve optimum performance, in terms of their decision making abilities.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 60 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 105 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To tests individuals’ commitment to teamwork, as well as their ability to communicate effectively and work co-operatively together.
• To explore how participants react when trust within their team is undermined and to observe how well individuals work together when under pressure.
• To examine the impact changes in personnel can have on a team, as well as an opportunity to consider the size at which teams achieve optimum performance, in terms of their decision making abilities.

Skills and Behaviours Tested:
Communication skills, problem solving, decision making, teamwork and team dynamics, leadership, conflict, trust, adapting to change and time management.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• To customise the free spinner provided on Trainers’ Library.
• A timer/stopwatch to keep track of time. (There is a countdown timer available in Trainers’ Library.)

Notes:
This exercise has been designed to look at teamwork in a general sense and to provide an opportunity to think about what happens to teamwork when trust is impaired or missing.

The first 10 minutes, before the exercise begins, should be used to give the teams a chance to clarify their understanding of the rules, and begin thinking about their strategy.

In this module we’ve used a fictional currency that consists of Unums and Centums. This means the exercise can be used in any country, and with international groups, without further adaptation. (100 Unum = 1 Centum.)

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Remote Rules - Managing or Working in Remote Teams (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 45 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the background issues that affect remote teams.
• To help participants recognise the challenge of working collaboratively when geographically separated.
• To show the importance of establishing clear guidelines at the start of any project to ensure success.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 20 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 45 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To explore the background issues that affect remote teams.
• To help participants recognise the challenge of working collaboratively when geographically separated.
• To show the importance of establishing clear guidelines at the start of any project to ensure success.

Group Size:
This module can be used with individuals as well as groups of up to 12 participants.

Useful For:
Those who currently work in Remote Teams. It is also particularly well suited to those that are about to start working remotely. It is best run with complete teams, but you could also run it with those responsible for managing a Remote Team.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
This module is an excellent follow on to Working in Remote Teams.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms.

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Remote Teams - Bridging the Gap Between Us (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to think about how they can develop and maintain a real sense of teamwork, even when people are physically distanced.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to think about how they can develop and maintain a real sense of teamwork, even when people are physically distanced.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Whilst this module is useful to anyone who works in a remote team, or will be in the future, it perhaps works best when run with a complete team of remote workers (including their manager), as they’ll be able to more easily develop and action the ideas generated.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Remote Teams - Engaging with Technology (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to think about the technology that will help remote teams to be effective and how to use it appropriately.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to think about the technology that will help remote teams to be effective and how to use it appropriately.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
This module is best run with a complete team of remote workers and their manager.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
The Glasstap team have been working successfully as a remote team from at least 6 different locations, for more than 10 years. Collectively, we have more than 55 years’ experience of remote team working. In this series of modules, we’ve used that experience to help you help other teams and their managers make the transition to remote working, or build on the foundations already in place.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms.

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Working in Remote Teams (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 40 minutes.

Aims:
• To identify key things required for remote teams to work successfully together.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 10 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 40 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To identify key things required for remote teams to work successfully together.

Group Size:
This module can be used with individuals as well as groups of up to 12 participants.

Useful For:
Those who currently work in Remote Teams. It is also particularly well suited to those that are about to start working remotely. It is best run with complete teams, but you could also run it with those responsible for managing a Remote Team.

Notes:
This is a useful icebreaker/introduction to remote working for those who haven’t worked in remote teams before, or for those who want to strengthen their remote teams.

You might wish to follow this module up with Remote Rules.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms.

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