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Remote working is becoming continuously more commonplace and there are many advantages for both employer and employee. However, those working remotely can often feel isolated and less motivated so the importance of recognising the challenges of working remotely and establishing clear guidelines is essential learning for participants.

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Sorting Out - Teamwork (Review)

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

Aims:
• To explore the core skills of effective remote/project teams.
• To identify what skills are needed for a team to work together when not physically in the same location.

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

Aims:
• To explore the core skills of effective remote/project teams.
• To identify what skills are needed for a team to work together when not physically in the same location.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of 6 or more participants.

You'll Need:
• 1 set of Sorting Out Shape Cards per 3 participants and envelopes to put the cards in.
• Everyone needs to use a mobile phone during the exercise.
• A stopwatch.
• 2 break out spaces are required for this exercise to be effective.

New: Filing Frenzy Game Packs are available - Each pack contains 10 sets of the shape cards used in this activity).

Notes:
You may wish to let your participants know in advance that they will need to bring their mobile phones with them.

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The Wheel - The Importance of Teamwork (Review)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To understand how easy it is to focus on our own goals and forget the bigger picture of what our team/organisation needs.
• To explore how adopting a team mentality is beneficial even when focused on individual tasks.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To understand how easy it is to focus on our own goals and forget the bigger picture of what our team/organisation needs.
• To explore how adopting a team mentality is beneficial even when focused on individual tasks.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

You'll Need:
• 1 game board, one die and 8 counters for every 8 participants.
• Prizes of wrapped sweets/chocolates.

Notes:
This is intended as a follow up to The Wheel - The Importance of Teamwork (Icebreaker), found in the Icebreakers and Energisers section of Trainers' Library. The slight twist in how it's played is it's designed to see what participants have learnt since the first time they played the game.

For a more challenging version of the exercise with more in-depth learning there's The Wheel - The Importance of Teamwork, found in the Team Building section of Trainers' Library.

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Where is This Team? (Review)

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

Aims:
• To explore their own team’s strengths and weaknesses.
• To identify behaviours that the team need to change.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 30 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To explore their own team’s strengths and weaknesses.
• To identify behaviours that the team need to change.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 20 participants.

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

Notes:
This exercise is designed to be run at the end of a team training session or meeting. It is an opportunity for the team to reflect upon what they have learnt about how they operate as a team and what adjustments are needed to maximise team performance.

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Working in Remote Teams - The Review

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To identify the different elements that are needed for remote teams to be successful.
• To understand what remote teams require in order to share knowledge and complete tasks effectively.

About

Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To identify the different elements that are needed for remote teams to be successful.
• To understand what remote teams require in order to share knowledge and complete tasks effectively.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of almost any size.

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

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