Title: 50 DIGITAL TEAM-BUILDING GAMES: Fast, Fun Meeting Openers, Group Activities and Adventures using Social Media, Smart Phones, GPS, Tablets, and More
Author: John Chen
Pages: 200, Paperback
Price: US $24.95 (This price is valid for India)
Publication Date: April 2012
Published by John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
What is Digital Team-Building? It's a fun new approach to team-building that keeps teams current. It can liven up any meeting or presentation. It can nudge people into using new technology and skills. Tech-based games to liven up meetings, break the ice, and improve communication and productivity has increased teamwork by 40 percent according to research by Dr. Simon Priest (read more here).
50 Digital Team-Building Games offers fun, energizing meeting openers, team activities, and group adventures for business meetings and teams. Using Twitter, GPS, Facebook, smartphones, and other technology, the games can be played in person or virtually and range from five-minute icebreakers to epic four-hour GPS-based adventures. Managers, facilitators, and speakers can easily lead these simple, engaging activities to help teams and groups get comfortable with technology, build trust, improve communication, and more.
No need to be a techie to lead these games, 50 Digital Team-Building Games shows readers how to:
Engage engineers, hard-to-reach technical teams, and Gen X/Y teammates with technology they already enjoy using
Create successful "virtual" team building that requires no travel and little to no additional expense
Help technophobes get comfortable with important technology widely used by customers
Successful technology based team-building can create buzz for a group, foster critically important team relationships, and keep people talking about it for weeks afterward.
John Chen is the CEO of Geoteaming, a technology-oriented team-building company. Previously at Microsoft, he helped ship ten major products over ten years, and facilitated a collaborative multi-team approach to the development of Microsoft Exchange—a transformative product that sold 100 million client licenses and earned two U.S. patents. At Geoteaming, John has helped over 950 companies and 50,000 participants produce incredible results, from world-class service to exceeding revenue goals. John has presented at many international conferences including MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and ASTD (American Society for Training & Development). His clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, Adobe, Boeing, Motorola, and REI.
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