5 Funny Teamwork Videos to Get Your Team Talking. You Have to See #3 to Believe it.

Example of teamwork

Videos are great illustration tools.  In fact, they are some of my favorite tools to use when teaching or training.  Whether it is a clip from a movie, or a video specifically created for training on certain issues, when used well they are effective learning instruments, especially when connecting with next-gen teams and leaders.

1.  The first clip is from Igniter Media and features two of their staple characters, Johnny and Chachi, explaining the meaning of teamwork through song.  These guys are pretty funny and very clean, so they’re safe to use in just about any circumstance.  Igniter Media does high quality work, and I’ve used their products before when I worked as a pastor.

Issues and topics that you can partner with this video:

– Building on each other’s strengths

– Effective Team communication

– How to “harmonize” with your teammates

 

2.  This animated video shows two different examples of teamwork, both good and bad.  This is from a Pixar short (one of those before the main movie comes on).  Even though this is a short video, there are numerous ways you can apply this with your team (listed below).

Issues and topics that you can partner with this video:

– Team planning

– Backbiting and gossip

– Team communication

– Planning and foresight of potential issues

– Making snap judgments of new team members

– Capitalizing on other’s strengths

 

 

3.  Here is a live demonstration of teamwork from Jon Petz, a motivational speaker.  I find this demonstration pretty fascinating, and I would love to try this out during some of my training sessions.  I wonder if he’s ever had a group fall doing this?

Issues and topics that you can partner with this video:

– The importance of every team member (what would happen if you removed just one person from that demo?)

– Together we can do what seems impossible

– The importance of team support

 

4.  This next clip is an animated short (very short) on the importance of working together in a life-or-death situation.  I’ve never heard of the company that is advertised in these videos, but they have my vote for creativity.  

Issues and topics that you can partner with this video:

– Sticking together despite the odds

– Team vision (the effectiveness of everyone being on board)

– Timing is critical in teamwork

 

5.  This next clip features those lovable minions from the Despicable Me franchise.  There are plenty of examples out there that represent poor teamwork.  This is one of them.  They show us how NOT to change a light bulb.

Issues and topics that you can partner with this video:

– Thinking outside of the box

– Brainstorming solutions

– The importance of team encouragement

 

What videos do you use for your trainings?  What other applications could you use these videos for?  Let me know in the comments below!

photo courtesty Bigstock Photo and dolgachov, Stock Photo 50084510

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