Good communication is key to effective teamwork. Help your groups practice communication techniques, active listening, and team problem-solving by conducting a broad array of exercises and activities. Find the right communication games for your training, right here at Trainers Warehouse. Every communication teambuilding game and listening exercise is tried and tested. Don’t forget, gameplay is effective because it pulls players out of their normal day-to-day work and lets them focus on the new experience. During communication games, players typically exhibit their normal patterns of communication. Facilitators and players can then use those experiences to notice familiar communication patterns and draw out learning points. Communication teambuilding games are a fun, safe approach to helping groups grow and learn.
COMMUNICATION GAMESEffective communication requires a range of sub-skills, including listening, speaking clearly, testing for understanding, passing along information, working together, and leadership. Any time you choose a communication team-building game, the most important part of the experience is the debrief. If the game you select is particularly challenging, consider assigning an “observer” role to each team. Ask both the observer and players what they noticed about how the group worked together. Don’t focus your debrief on whether the task was complete or how well the team performed, but rather on how or why the group’s behaviors and strategies led to success or frustration. Understand, too, how the process made each participant feel.
MORE IDEAS CURATED FOR TEACHERS & TRAINERSAs much as we love selling products, our primary goal at Trainers Warehouse is to help trainers be their best and effectively train their learners. To this end, we’re constantly curating tips and tricks from trainers around the world. On our blog, you’ll find loads of free communication and listening games, facilitation tips, videos, and guides. We even hear of train-the-trainers giving our Trainers Warehouse catalog to new trainers as “required reading.” We back up each product we offer with research supporting the teaching theory. We share brain science data that support active, participatory learning, the use of fidgets, metaphors for memory, and more.