Organization Management Journal


This paper provides a systematic team-building training to fill a knowledge hole and a skills gap as well as prepare college students for better employability and future career success. The teambuilding training follows the interpersonal approach and utilizes adventure learning in the form of improvisational activities that can be used in a classroom setting. The team-building training enhances student learning of teams and the team development process as well as develop students’ teamwork skills. Data from a treatment group and a control group through pre- and post-measures of student perceptions are presented to determine the team-building training’s effectiveness. Correlations, t-tests, and simple linear regressions were conducted. The results support the team-building training’s effectiveness as well as students’ beliefs of developing teamwork skills and having positive attitudes about teamwork skills. Potential modifications for the team-building training are presented. Limitations and future research directions of the study are discussed.