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Calamitous Conference Call


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Discusses the kind of behaviours that are needed to be an effective contributor to online meetings or conference calls.

You will need:

You will need a copy of the meeting transcript, a copy of the handout and post it notes for all of your team members, as well as a flipchart and pens.

In a nutshell:

What advice can your team offer Derek and his colleagues that will help them make their conference calls more effective.

Meeting Costs


Time required:

15 minutes.

What it does:

Encourages participants to think about the true cost of meetings and why it is so important to ensure that meetings are effective.

You will need:

A calculator, a copy of the salary bands and a copy of the handout from the Resources tab for each participant. This team activity also involves the use of post-it notes and a flipchart.


flagBefore the meeting you will need to create a handout that details salary bands for the roles of the people who work in your team(s). To avoid any conversations about pay, we would recommend only detailing the starting salary for each band, but you can use actual salary costs if you wish.


flagWe also recommend completing the handout from the Resources tab yourself prior to the meeting so you know what the correct answer is. 


In a nutshell:

Using the guide provided, participants calculate the probable cost of having a meeting.

Water Waste of Time


Time required:

15 minutes.

What it does:

Demonstrates to your team how their ability to manage their time impacts not just themselves but those around them too.

You will need:

It helps if there is access to drinking water not too far away (but not in the room). We have also provided a PowerPoint to show the events were indeed planned.

In a nutshell:

A sudden tickly throat cough delays the start of the meeting, but will anyone challenge the delay?
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