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PURPOSE:
1. To assess the current state of collaboration among teams in an
organization.
2. To improve collaboration among teams in an organization.
GROUP SIZE:
Five to 40 people in a team building session.
TIME:
2 hours
PHYSICAL
SETTING:
A large room with a round or rectangular table, and chairs for each
team.
MATERIALS:
A set of the following materials for each team:
1. Book of drawing paper
2. Colored pens
3. Transparent tape
4. Blank paper
PROCESS:
1. Explain that the purpose of the activity is to create a book of
cartoons that reflects the current state of collaboration among
teams in the organization. Teams may only use the materials
provided. One book is to be prepared which is the combined
efforts of all teams. Each team may only send one person at any
time to another team to communicate about the project. There is a
time limit of one hour.
2. At the conclusion of the activity, the cartoons should be shared
and discussed as a basis for identifying cross-team collaboration
problems. The discussion should also bring out what was learned
from working together on this project.
3. The facilitator should help the group come up with action ideas to
address the problems.
4. The session should conclude with a lecturette on the obstacles
and strategies for effective inter-team collaboration.
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VARIATIONS:
1. After problems have been identified, ask each team to analyze
one of the problems and devise an action plan for it.
2. For related activities, see Activity 8, Resolving Intergroup Conflict
and Activity 9, A Breath of Fresh Air.

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