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Team work session

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To explore the team work process
To understand the different possible roles in a team and their impact in common work
To make participants aware about the importance of effective teamwork in a networking project

Description of the tool

Different steps to be followed:

1/ Presentation of the process/ stages in group dynamic: forming, storming, norming, performing (see T-Kit on organisational management, p.47)
2/ Brainstorming on the different roles that people could play in a team (leaders, supporters, experts, outsiders, observers, followers, ‘killers’ of ideas, jokers, etc.)
3/ Then the participants experience a cooperative game: ‘the pyramid’. This game should be played as follows:
Create 3 groups of 10 people (8 players + 2 observers). Every group should go to a different room and receive a sheet with the description of the game ‘the pyramid’ (see bellow) as well as 10 plastic glasses, 4 pieces of rope and a piece of elastic. For each group of 10, two circles are drawn on the floor, a big circle and another smaller inside of it (in the centre of the previous one). Instructions are given to not enter in the circle. Participants have to organise themselves with the material to do a pyramid with the glasses inside the smaller circle. They have a time pressure: 20 min.
4/ After the game, every group has a debriefing together with member of the team, trying to identify the different roles played in their groups
5/ Collective debriefing on what has happened, bringing main conclusions
6/ Presentation of a model for effective team work : The Product-Procedure-People-triangle (see T-Kit on Project Management, p.77)

The session has followed the same structure, only the game has change (see down “Saving Konstancin”).

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Tool overview

This tool is for


and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

Plastic glasses, several pieces of strings, 1 piece of elastic (for hair) per group



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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Denis Morel (on 7 October 2005)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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