Do Your Best Gameby Rollin Glaser, Eileen Russo, and Matthew Eckler
Do Your Best is a set of activities that demonstrates the key principles of setting direction in an organization, group, or team. The short, 5 to 15 minute activities provide an active, stimulating means of uncovering the crucial principles of setting mission, vision, and goals.
Do Your Best contains three modules - one for mission, one for vision, and one for goal setting. Each module contains six to seven activities in which participants use acrylic blocks to build walls.
The facilitator can use any or all of the activities depending on time constraints and the particular needs for the training group. Each activity demonstrates a different direction-setting principle and can be run independently of the other activities. Each module, taken as a whole, builds to the point of having participants craft their own direction piece (vision, mission, or set of goals).
Each Do Your Best kit contains:
- Convenient three-ring binder
- Reproducible participant materials for vision, mission, and goal-setting sections
- Complete facilitator guide
- Transparency masters
- Four boxes of 30 acrylic blocks
- 12 laminated "Instructions" sheets
- Heavy-duty HRDQ tote bag
Extra Game Packs (order one per team) include:
- One box of 30 acrylic blocks
- Three laminated instruction sheets
Senior managers, departments, mid-level management, cross-functional or task-based teams, strategic planners
Each module requires 1 to 1.5 hours
Rollin Glaser, Ed.D. is an accomplished trainer, consultant, and expert in the field of adult learning, and is also the co-founder and former chief executive officer of HRDQ. He holds several degrees, including a BS from Northwestern University and a M.Ed. from Northeastern University, as well as a MA and Ed.D. from Columbia University. In addition to many assessments, training games, programs, and articles, Mr. Glaser is the author of Personnel Management for Retailers and co-author of The Management of Training and Managing by Design.
Eileen M. Russo, Ph.D. is former vice president of research and development for HRDQ. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in organizational behavior and an MS in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Russo has a BA in psychology from Fairfield University. Her work includes research in social influence, group behavior, decision making, and perceptions of control at work. As vice president of research and development, she was responsible for overseeing the development of HRDQ products.
Matthew Eckler is a former research associate for HRDQ. He specializes in assessment development and redesign. He received a BS in communications media with an emphasis in organizational communication from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise are process improvement, survey instrumentation, and educational needs assessment.