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Team Building

Types of Team Building activities - a review - Purple Monster



Summary: This page below is the process of forming a team with links for the creating the Charter, Culture and Supportive elements.  It is broken into three session of Questions to discuss, 1.Creating the Charter, 2.Culture, (developing a ground rule document) and reviewing the 3. supportive items to make the team whole. Engage with your team mates, have fun and create new views of what we are doing!


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Questions to start: (discuss amongst each other)
Commitment: What attributes do we need to show a sense of responsibility for this project?
Knowledge of roles & Strength: How can I contribute to the team success?
Critique performance: Hoe can we contribute new thoughts to making the teams performance better?
Cultural Statements: Review the cultural statements of companies you use to work with, to get an idea of the importance of your team culture.
Outcomes:  What are the outcomes (Deliverables) we want for this portion of the team?


















Our Process:


  • We will Follow the graphic flow chart below and develop your answers to any questions or thoughts.

  • Create your Charter and Cultural Statment for your team.  Review and add elements from the Supportive section of the process.  What do you want this team to do?  Major elements of the Charter (purpose, goals, roles), Culture, (values, language, norm)).  

  •  Discuss how to deal with disagreements with your team mates.

  • Review Resources section to see if any fit within the process.

  • Create a simple ground rule document by taking a few items from this exstensive list;   Review the development of your ground rules for your team. 

  • At the end, Do a Reflection discussion with your team mates.







 Boxes on the right are hot links



Dealing with disagreements in the team

Insure active listening to each other
Seek understanding not agreement
Outline the issues
Build dialogue
Agree to an action plan
Insure you follow up.
Be positive


Tools to use:

  • You can use any resource to find information ( Web, Books, People, etc.)

  • Open  "Tools" and see which ones fit your team's need.

  • The Difference between Dialogue-Debate

  • Use your questions to start the dialogue.

·       You can work together to create your thoughts

·       You need to write your thoughts as a group

·       Reflex  on your completion.  What have we learned?, Need to know more,


Learning Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes - The Peak Performance CenterPossible Outcomes:

·       Understand the value of a learning community

·       Create a community charter and cultural statement

·       Written procedures and processes for a community operation

·       Understand the connection between a learning community and a sports/music team  






A critical premise is respect for the opinions and ideas of others.  It is crucial to maintain the positive chemistry of the team!  Consider The Platinum Rule:  "Treat others not as you would like to be treated, but rather as they would like to be treated"  - Respect!  The intent is to recognize the humanity and worth of all members of the team. All members of the team should prioritize selflessly working together in achieving the goal the team has set for itself



“As French Philosopher Tocqueville rightly noted, in order for the American experiment to succeed, personal liberty must be fiercely protected, but also carefully balanced with a commitment to the common good.”


— The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam https://a.co/eeFtWzH


What have we learned that we can make this better for the next Team?