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PURPOSE:
1. To demonstrate the need for team goals.
2. To demonstrate team meeting management skills.
3. To experience the impact of personal agendas on team
effectiveness.
GROUP SIZE:
Designed for a team training workshop. The group is divided into
teams of six people. The number of teams is limited only by the space
available and the ability of the facilitator to handle large groups.
TIME:
2 to 3 hours
PHYSICAL
SETTING:
A table and chairs for each team in a room large enough so that the
teams can work without hearing each other.
MATERIALS:
1. Team Leader Instruction Sheet for each team leader.
2.
Observation Guide.
3. Data Sheet for each team member.
4. Flipchart, markers, tape or push pins.
PROCESS:
1. The facilitator forms teams of six (or they may be self-directed)
and a leader is appointed for each team.
2. The facilitator gives a short description of the purpose of the
activity and its underlying theory.
3. The facilitator gathers the leaders away from their teams, briefs
them on their roles, and gives them a set of instructions and an
envelope for each team member. Each envelope contains role
descriptions for team members “B” through “F.” The leader is
given envelope “A” containing his or her role instructions.
4. Team members who are not assigned roles “A” through “F” are
appointed as observers. They are briefed by the facilitator
regarding areas they should observe during the role play. Each
observer will give a short debriefing following the exercise.
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5. After two hours, the facilitator concludes the activity by having
each group present their concert tour agendas and brochure
element.
6. The facilitator wraps up the exercise by summarizing and giving a
short briefing on team management skills.
VARIATIONS:
Activity 38, Project Rescue is another activity that focuses on the
impact of personal agendas in team decisions.
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Team Leader Instruction Sheet
You have called a meeting of city tourism and entertainment representatives for six
smaller cities located in the Northeast: (a) Albertville, (b) Barreberg, (c) Cannonville,
(d) Dale, (e) Edwardston, and (f) Furntown. You are the representative of Albertville.
Each town will receive a percentage of the gate receipts based on the following
process:
1. Order of Concert Stops
1
st
stop = 30%
2
nd
stop = 5%
3
rd
stop = 15%
4
th
stop = 15%
5
th
stop = 5%
6
th
stop = 30%
2. Appearances
3 nights = +10%
2 nights = +5%
1 night = +0%
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Data Sheet
You are an agent representing a city in the Northeast interested in developing a public
concert series for your city. You have been asked to agree on a six-city tour for a new
musical group. The following criteria apply:
1. Each agent has been asked by their city to ensure the maximum number of
concerts for their city.
2. Each city will be allowed one city highlight in the brochure.
3. The concert will have an eight-day run.
4. Your group has to agree on the structure of the tour as follows:
a) The order of the concert tour
b) The number of concerts in each city.
c) The featured element of each city in the brochure announcing the concert
series.

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