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Creating a Positive Team Climate: 20 Practical Ideas by Glenn Parker

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CELL PHONE CLIMATE

Cell phones are usually considered a negative factor in team climate. When a cell phone goes off in the middle of a meeting or during a telephone call with a teammate, it is considered rude and disrespectful to the group or person. In fact, many teams have a ground rule that states that phones must be turned off or set to vibrate during a meeting.

However, in this exercise created by Brain Cole Miller and found in his wonderful book, More Quick Team Building Activities for Busy Managers, cell phones are used to create a positive climate. This is a great little activity to use when members do not know each other very well or when you just want to spice up your climate a bit with something that is fun and easy. It has the added ...

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