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Training tools for developing great people skills.

Team Building

Team Building Exercises, Activities & Games for Adults at work

If youíre 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 favorite team building activities like Jungle Escape, Mars Surface Rover, and Team Adventure Series, just to name a few.

We believe the best learning comes from hands-on team building exercises. The Team Adventure Series is an experiential and fun way to demonstrate the concept of team synergy - the phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts.

HRDQ also has team building training that will require team members to think critically, modify behavior, 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.

  • HRDQ's Team Adventure Series | Team Building | HRDQ HRDQ's Team Adventure Series The HRDQ Team Adventure Series is a fun and memorable way to demonstrate the concept of team synergy ó 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.
  • Mars Rover Challenge | Team Building | HRDQ Mars Rover Challenge A hybrid game and workshop, the Mars Rover Challenge immerses participants in action-packed games that teach team building and leadership. A comprehensive kit with two standalone modules, the Mars Rover Challenge transforms your training room into a Rover development lab where your audience must design and develop a prototype for the World Space Agency
  • 22 Training Events For Developing Team Leaders | Team Building | HRDQ 22 Training Events For Developing Team Leaders For many team leaders, leadership can seem like an intangible, unattainable skill ó one that's best left to those at the top of the organization. But in reality, leadership takes place at many different levels, from strategic directors to team and project leaders.
  • Choose Happiness at Work | Team Building | HRDQ Choose Happiness at Work Grounded in solid science, Choose Happiness @ Work is an exciting card system designed to maximize team performance and employee engagement.
  • Team Dynamics Thumball | Team Building | HRDQ Team Dynamics Thumball Team Dynamics Thumball is a playful way to raise critical questions about team performance and conflict resolution. Help your teams reach their full potential!
  • Benchmarks of Team Excellence | Team Building | HRDQ Benchmarks of Team Excellence 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.
  • Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World | Team Building | HRDQ Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World A Computer-Based Game For Teams. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to comprehend your emotions and manage them effectively. Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is a new computer-driven training game that offers a fun, interactive way to learn about each of the 5 EI skills.
  • Creating Team Synergy Program | Team Building | HRDQ Creating Team Synergy Program 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 ó it was team synergy, a phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts.
  • Customizable and Reproducible Products | Team Building | HRDQ Customizable and Reproducible Products We all work with and within teams every day. Great organizations are built on great team work. Make sure your teams are well-managed and collaborating successfully.
  • Deir El Medina | Team Building | HRDQ Deir El Medina 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 groupís ability to accomplish goals, solve problems, and achieve success.
  • Diversity Awareness Profile | Team Building | HRDQ Diversity Awareness Profile Most people donít sit down at their desks and make a mental plan to discriminate, judge, or isolate their colleagues. Even so, these behaviors still exist in todayís organizations. Understanding the presence of these biases is the first step to recognizing that diversity brings many advantages.
  • Effective Team Member Profile | Team Building | HRDQ Effective Team Member Profile The Effective Team Member Profile helps individuals understand what it takes to be a viable and potent member of a team ó and how their behavior clearly indicates the extent to which they are (or aren't) effective.
  • Extraordinary Teams | Team Building | HRDQ Extraordinary Teams Extraordinary Teams is a team building assessment and soft-skills training program 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Five Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment NEW! 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 Library | Team Building | HRDQ GO Team Reproducible Library With 18 team-critical topics, 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.
  • Group Development Assessment | Team Building | HRDQ Group Development Assessment The Group Development Assessment gives groups the opportunity to evaluate how they are currently functioning in the two major dimensions of behavior - task and process. By combining each memberís inventory scores into a group profile, members get a clear, comprehensive picture of their development.
  • GroupThink Index | Team Building | HRDQ GroupThink Index 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Jungle Escape An HRDQ client favorite, 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Junkyard Games Junkyard Games is an exciting new training game from HRDQ that combines energy and fun with creativity and process improvement. Teams work together, plan, strategize, and execute their ideas to achieve a common goal Ė all while having fun in a learning safe environment. There isnít any right or wrong, only learning from successes and mistakes.
  • Maestro | Team Building | HRDQ Maestro Play out vital team skills such as leadership, creative problem-solving, planning, and communication, with our newest game, Maestro: The Team Performance Game.
  • Mars Surface Rover Game | Team Building | HRDQ Mars Surface Rover Game Breathe new life into your training with two action-packed games that will send your audience on space-age adventures in team building and leadership. A comprehensive kit with two standalone modules, the Mars Surface Rover transforms your classroom into a top-secret development lab when your audience is challenged to design and develop a new prototype vehicle for NASA.
  • Pump Them Up! | Team Building | HRDQ Pump Them Up! 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.
  • Tall Ships | Team Building | HRDQ Tall Ships The Seven Cís of Effective Team Performance are realistically demonstrated in HRDQís Tall Ships simulation game. Develop high-performing teams and increase overall success by focusing on improving in these seven critical areas.
  • Team Conflict Strategies Inventory | Team Building | HRDQ Team Conflict Strategies Inventory 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Team Development Activities For Trainers 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Team Effectiveness Profile 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) | Team Building | HRDQ Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI) 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 | Team Building | HRDQ TeamBook 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Teambuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together Challenge your participantsí 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 | Team Building | HRDQ TeamConflict Assessment TeamConflict is designed to give team members insights into how their behaviors determine the outcome of conflict and how they can change those behaviors to be more productive.
  • TEAMPOWER Program | Team Building | HRDQ TEAMPOWER Program Great teams donít 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 | Team Building | HRDQ TeamShare 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 | Team Building | HRDQ Team-Work & Team-Roles Assessment Pinpoint which phases of group work interest your teams most and identify which behavioral 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 Great Workplace | Team Building | HRDQ The Great Workplace Building and nurturing a great workplace is a long-term commitment, and the key component of 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 thatís designed to help managers and leaders build organizational trust, increase employee productivity, and improve performance
  • The Rainforest Game | Team Building | HRDQ The Rainforest Game Working within teams is challenging enough. But what happens when cross-functional or virtual teams are asked to collaborate with one another? The ďus vs. themĒ mentality doesnít work. The Rainforest Game is a hands-on game that allows teams to experience the challenge of working across boundaries Ė and what it means to work better together.
  • The Team Advantage | Team Building | HRDQ The Team Advantage This innovative program 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.
  • The Values Edge System | Team Building | HRDQ The Values Edge System 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.
  • Trust: The Ultimate Test | Team Building | HRDQ Trust: The Ultimate Test A powerful tool for helping facilitators explore this sensitive issue. Trustís 24-item assessment provides insight on the dimensions of trust-related behaviors. Participants find a deeper understanding of trust, which they can apply to their individual, team, and organizational relationships.
  • What's My Team Member Style? | Team Building | HRDQ What's My Team Member Style? 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.