Team Performance Challenges A practical exercise in verbal communication

Overview

  • 30 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Competitive and Collaborative
  • Minimum: 8
  • Maximum: Unlimited

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Stimulate quick thinking, verbal communication, and competition in a fun and high energy way!

Program outline

A practical exercise in verbal communication, which demonstrates effectively the enormous and fascinating variety of strategies which individuals use to make sense of their worlds. It explores how perceptions are presented, how meaning comes to be shared between individuals and groups and how organisational strategies are developed to account for the wide range of individual thinking and learning styles.

Shape Shifter is a practical exercise in verbal communication, which demonstrates effectively the enormous and fascinating variety of strategies which individuals use to make sense of their worlds. It explores how perceptions are presented, how meaning comes to be shared between individuals and groups and how organisational strategies are developed to account for the wide range of individual thinking and learning styles.

Magic Carpet literally puts people into a problem that can only be solved with logical planning and team co-operation. Very often teams cannot see the solution when they are immersed in a problem and stepping outside and working through step by step is essential – both in Magic Carpet and in business. This challenge also tests listening skills, co-operation and adaptability. 

Don’t Spill It is a challenge where teams are given a simple sounding task of moving a wine glass full of water across the room. However, they cannot touch it with their hands and they will be provided with limited materials with which to do it. Given a limited amount of time, success is only achieved if the group communicates well under pressure and has a clear methodology from the start. This exercise also tests the team’s ability to work with or without a leader, depending on the consensus within the group.

Precision Pyramid is a precision object manipulation device is used as a challenging action learning tool. It requires cross-functional team performance and is highly interactive. An invaluable practice vehicle for improving leadership and team performance. The Precision Pyramid is an excellent assessment tool. It requires minimal physical activity and can be used indoor as well as outdoor. 

Leonardo's Bridge is a challenge where teams are tasked with building a self supported bridge out of a collection of planks of wood.  No nails or fixing devices can be used and all team members must be able to cross the bridge safely. The bridge must cross the imaginary gorge. A truly mind blowing challenge!

Full Tilt is a team exercise that tests your dexterity as well as mental agility. Strong teamwork and co-operation is essential. Teams have a plastic tube standing on the floor, at the bottom of which is a key attached to a cork. You cannot come within 2 metres of the tube, but you do have a bucket, some water, some string and the task is to get the water into the tube to raise the cork and therefore the key to the top. The key unlocks the box containing a prize!

Measuring up is a challenge where teams are given a 8-liter bowl which is full of fresh water. They need to share this water fairly into exactly two portions (4 + 4 liters) but they only have two empty bowls, a 5-liter and a 3-liter bowl to achieve this. They have a limited amount of time to solve the challenge and soon realize that they all need to communicate, plan and work together to solve the challenge. 

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Overview

  • 30 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Competitive and Collaborative
  • Minimum: 8
  • Maximum: Unlimited
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Key Business Benefits

  • Brand Awareness
  • Cross Functional co-operation
  • Energising a conference
  • Fun & Motivation
  • Stimulating Creativity
  • Strategy Communication
  • Team Dynamics
  • Uniting Teams
  • Visualising The Future

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