Good communication and coordination is important in Allergan's Biostatistics Data Management and Programming, so their group of 100 spent a day in our Building High Performance Teams session. Using such tools as our Polygon Puzzle and What's My Communication Style? profile, the group learned more about each other and the skills they bring to collaborative problem solving tasks. They also reviewed complicated technical procedures using the TGI Quiz Show Game software that provided an energetic and stimulating team challenge (see below). After the training, the entire group exercised their new skills in our Mission Impossible Caper!, solving clues and successfully identifying the notorious jewel thief. An enlightening and energizing day for all.
Excel TGI Quiz Show Game Deluxe Software
This was our first venture into the world of Quiz Show Software,
and it was great. The client gave us complicated technical matter
that needed to be reviewed in this session. Fearing it would take
the energy level to zero, we decided to turn the session into a
team quiz show competition.
A couple of weeks prior to the session, we input about 50 highly
technical questions and multiple choice answers supplied by
the client into the TGI Quiz Show Game Deluxe Software. It
was a breeze. During the training, we divided the group into
8 teams of 12 people, put team banners, noisemakers, and other
materials on the tables, and launched into the game, which
was projected via an LCD projector onto a large screen. The
software makes it easy to walk through the questions and answers.
It also gives teams choices such as which question to answer
(easy, moderate, or difficult...each with appropriate point
scores), whether to eliminate a possible answer, and whether
to double the points.
Round 1 was held in the 45 minutes before lunch and went well,
with interest growing with each question. Round 2 was held
over a 45-minute period after lunch, and with each question
the energy level (enhanced with the noisemakers) grew to a
crescendo! Finally, during the last series of questions, one
team pulled ahead as the leading team stumbled. The roar in
the room was unbelievable! I couldn't believe we were helping
them review and learn technical and procedural questions!
What we realized during our adventure into this excellent software
was just how flexible it will be in adapting its use to many
kinds of environments, industries, organizations, and group
needs. It can be used to review just about any kind of training
materials, and we're now thinking of using it to help teams
review team training subjects.
Why not test drive it for yourself. - Peter Grazier, Teambuilding, Inc.