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Glossary Of Team Building Terms

 

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 Glossary Sources:  Oxford dictionary, Internet

 

Accomplish:

Very successful having obtained your goals.

Accountability:

Is responsible towards someone or a task.

Adventure activities:

Adventure activities is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.

Actively:

Engaged in action

Activity:

The condition in which things are happening or being done.

Adaptability:

The quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.

Adaptable:

Able to be modified for a new use or purpose.

Adjustment: 

A small alteration or movement made to achieve a desired fit, appearance, or resul.

Affiliation:

The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated

Agreeable:

Willing to agree to something.

Analysis: 

Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something.

Applied:

(Of a subject of study) put to practical use as apposed to being theoretical.

Assess:

Evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.

Assessment: 

The action of assessing someone or something.

Associate:

Connect(someone or something) with something else in one’s mind.

Attribute:

Regard something as being caused by.

Behavioral:

Involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour.

Bond:

A thing used to tie something or to fasten things together.

Build:

Construct (something) by putting parts or material together.

Challenge:

A call to someone to participate in a competitive  situation or fight  to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength.

Change:

Make or become different.

Chaos:

Complete disorder and confusion.

Clarity:

The quality of being clear, in particular.

Classify:

Arrange (a group of people or things) in classes or categories according to shared qualities or characteristics.

Clear:

Easy to perceive, understand, or interpret.

Cohesive:

Characterized by or causing cohesion.

Cohesiveness:

The quality of forming a united whole. 

Collaborate:

Work jointly on an activity or project.

Collaboration:

The action of working with someone to produce something.

Communicate:

Share or exchange information, news, or ideas

Communicating:

The activity of conveying information.

Communication:

The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.

Communications:

Means of sending or receiving information, such as telephone lines or computers

Component:

Each of two or more forces, velocities, or other vectors acting in different directions which are together equivalent to a given vector.

Conform:

Comply with rules, standards, or laws.

Consistent: 

Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair  or accurate.

Consultant:

A person who provides expert advice professionally

Contribute:

Help to cause or bring about.

Cooperate:

Work jointly towards the same end.

Coordinate:

Bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship.

Core:

An important or unchanging group of people forming the central part of a larger body.

Create:

Cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

Creative:

Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something.

Credited:

Publicly acknowledge a contributor’s role in the production.

Debrief:

A series of questions about a completed mission or undertaking.

Decision making:

The action or process of making important decisions.

Define:

State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of.

Design:

The art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made.

Develop:

Grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.

Development activities :

Development activities are the process of development through a process of growth.

Dimension:

An aspect or feature of a situation.

Discover:

Show interest in (an activity or subject) for the first time.

Dominance:

Power and influence over others.

Dynamic:

(Of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.

Effectively:

In such a manner as to achieve a desired result.

Embark:

Begin (a course of action)

Emerge:

Move out of or away from something and become visible.

Engage:

Participate or become involved in.

Essential:

Absolutel necessary; extremely important.

Evaluate:

Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.

Experiential learning:

Is the process of Iearning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing.

Facet:

A particular aspect or feature of something.

Facilitator:

A person or thing that makes an action or process easy or easier

Feedback:

Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement. 

Flexibility:

Willingness to change or compromise.

Focus:

The centre of interest or activity.

Foundation:

An underlying basis or principle.

Function:

A variable quantity regarded in relation to one or more other variables in terms of which it may be expressed or on which its value depends.

Gauge:

A means of estimating something.

Group dynamics:

The study or use of the processes involved when people in a group interact. 

Inform:

Give (someone) facts or information; tell.

Inspire:

Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

Involve:

Have or include (something) as a necessary or integral part or result.

Outcome:

The way a thing turns out; the consequence.

Paradigm shift:

A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.

Process:

A process is a set of interrelated activities that interact to achieve a result, and simply known as “program in excitation”.

Program:

A planned series of future events, items, or performances.

Recreational activities:

Are often done for enjoyment amusement or pleasure and are considered to be fun.

Synergy:

The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

Team Building:

Is a collective term used for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations.

Most team building experiences are intended to expose and address interpersonal problems within the group. Over time, these activities are intended to improve performance in a team based environment.  Team building is one of the foundations of organisational development that can be applied to any form of team.

Team building definition includes the following:

Team goal setting

Team relationships

Team confidence

Team Solutions

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