Sunday, August 9, 2009

The International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

A mouthful I know but . . . founded by Tom Heck the association is worth checking out by anyone who works creatively with teams. I just received a book from Tom entitled "Duct Tape Teambuilding Games". It contains the rules and instructions for 50 team activities all of which can be done with a roll of duct tape. Its great if you have to travel to work with teams - all you need is the book and a roll of duct tape!
The most recent newsletter from Tom contained the following:
Quiz Time: Which college degree is more valuable? An MBA or an MFA (that's Masters of Fine Arts).
Dan Pink says the answer is clearly an MFA - - at least it will BECOME more valuable over the next ten years.
Dan Pink is the author of "A Whole New Mind -- Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age".
In this amazing book Dan describes why many of the "left brain" jobs are moving to India and Asia (outsourced) and why "right brain" jobs (jobs requiring creativity, non-linear thinking, etc.) are going to soon become more valuable here in the USA.
Listen to this audio interview with Dan Pink and learn how to help the teams you serve become more creative -- Alternate link:
Tom Heck
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

The interview is well worth a listen and you might consider checking out the organisation as well.

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