A Crash Course in Team Effectiveness

A Crash Course in Effective Teamwork

This On-Demand event was originally presented on June 16, 2010 (60 min)


The best teams are the teams that work well together. So how do you get your team to do that? Step away from traditional team-building methods and immerse your team in a thrilling adventure with Jungle Escape, HRDQstore’s top-selling team-building game that has captivated trainers for over 30 years. Jungle Escape offers a dynamic and engaging way to develop your team’s skills through experiential learning. Unlike conventional methods that often rely on lectures and passive participation, this game plunges participants into a realistic survival scenario where collaboration and strategic thinking are paramount.

In this webinar, Gary Turner will introduce you to Jungle Escape and you’ll get to see how this engaging scenario not only tests but also enhances team dynamics. By working together under pressure, participants will learn to navigate complex group processes, improve their decision-making capabilities, and resolve conflicts constructively.

Attendees will learn

  • Learn about the survival scenario where teams must work together to construct a makeshift helicopter using limited resources.
  • Discover how the game’s hands-on design helps participants experience the stark differences between a cohesive team and a fragmented one.
  • Get insights on how to effectively facilitate Jungle Escape, whether you are a novice or a seasoned trainer.
  • Understand how to use Jungle Escape as a standalone team-building exercise or as part of a larger training program to improve productivity and team dynamics.
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A Crash Course in Effective Teamwork

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Jungle Escape

Teams in this survival challenge must collaborate to construct a makeshift helicopter using limited parts and their collective skills. The hands-on nature of Jungle Escape fosters the development of crucial group-process skills, including team planning, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution. Through this experience, participants gain insight into the dynamics of cohesive versus fragmented teams. This game serves as an effective tool for team-building.

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Gary Turner began his career in 1968, teaching communication at the University of Nebraska and later at Miami University. After 10 years, he left teaching to become Director of Executive Training for Hecht’s Department Stores in Washington-Baltimore. As Corporate Organization Development Director, he later worked at M&M/Mars before founding his own consulting business and becoming a Senior Consultant with HRDQ.



Training Tools for Developing Great People Skills

This event is sponsored by HRDQ. For 45 years HRDQ has provided research-based, off-the-shelf soft-skills training resources for classroom, virtual, and online training. From assessments and workshops to experiential hands-on games, HRDQ helps organizations improve performance, increase job satisfaction, and more.

Learn more at HRDQstore.com

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