The International National Games will foster skill and talent development in all International Residents and recognition for career prospects in public and private sectors. Most games require team management and goal acquisition. Research indicates several advantages of team building in corporate and business environments. The International National Games Team will encourage the internalizing of team building values in all participants for efficient performance in work settings.
Advantages of Team Building (Dan Colns, Team Building Directory):
• Improve morale and leadership skills
• Clearly define objectives and goals
• Improve processes and procedures
• Improve organisational productivity
• Identify a team’s strengths and weaknesses
• Improve the ability to problem solve
• Tap into hidden potential
• Give employees confidence
• Develop working relationships.
• Create a shared positive experience
Team Building Approaches (Management Study Guide website)
Team building approaches require complimentary management strategies. Team based games in the International National Games will have skill relevant team design. This will be explained in the web portal. A detailed Team Management approach will enable Emirati participants to prepare accordingly to ensure a highly competitive environment during the event. Research in team management identifies the following approaches in team building:
1. The Traditional Model
This is a group of people with a traditional boss. The boss also shares some of his/her responsibility as well as authority. Delegated authority may be given to members.
2. The Team Spirit Model
This is a group of people who are working for one boss. There is team spirit in people. There is no sharing of authority or responsibility.
3. The Cutting Edge Model
This is a group of people who are managing themselves. There is no single person in this group who has the authority to make any such decisions about the events which will impact the whole group. This is also known as a self-directed work team.
4. The Task Force Model
This refers to a group that comes together for a specific time only. This is because it has to work on a special project or a task. Such a group has traditionally been called a task force or a committee. This may also include quality circles as are used in TQM efforts.
5. The Cyber Team
In such a team model, members see one another rarely or even, not at all. These are also known as “cyber” or “virtual” teams. What makes these teams different is that the team has to work together in orderThese games involve teams. Team sizes range between 3 – 8 members. Most of these games will be played in a facilitator mediated and controlled environment. To learn more click on the game. Each game will have enough information to help you prepare for the day and ready yourself for the challenge.
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