Assign both teams the following task: “From your team’s list of careers, choose the top 10 most desirable careers based upon the following criteria—annual income, type of work, education and train- ing, benefits, retirement packages, etc. Each member is to use his or her role to aid in the team’s success. You may make phone calls, use the internet, or any other resources to gather your information. Remem- ber, only by putting the team’s needs above your own individual needs will your team be successful. You have two days to formulate your results.”
6. The team that contributes the most group effort wins. The practi- tioner may create a checklist of criteria from which their group performance will be judged. Show learners this list before they begin.
Award the winning team an extra 30 minutes of break time.
As a large group, discuss the cohe- siveness of their team and how each role worked to improve or detract from the effectiveness of the group goal.
Assessment Learners conduct their own assess- ment as they discuss the cohesiveness of their team and how each role worked to improve or detract from the effectiveness of the group goal.
Practitioner Reflection They were really excited about the idea of working on a team. This activity helped the class to bond, but more importantly, it made each person feel important. Some were a little hesitant to choose a role but were encouraged by the other learners.