An ingenious way to represent the power of one team one goal. Imagine for a minute the power of a Mexican Wave and the way that it livens up an audience. Instead of simply throwing your arms in the air now imagine that the whole audience is holding a lightweight railway track in the air above their heads and transporting cargo along it.
How It Works
We bring this railway track to your meeting or conference in small parts and your team must first construct it, before connecting each part to the people either side of you. As the group raise and lower their arms in sync, they are then able to transport brightly coloured balls around the room.
The activity is rich in analogy enabling you to reinforce key conference messages in a meaningful way. There is also the option to brand the balls to represent a key product, an in-house process that might be changing or a group of people making a particular journey. This can be as intricate or simple as you wish.
Learning and development outcomes
This terrific ice breaker translates cooperative thinking into a spirited breakout session of competition and creative craftsmanship. In order to succeed teams draw on their time management, ingenuity and communication skills. Mexican Railway creates an environment where each member works in unison while trying to stay ahead of the competition. It’s a game that enhances an array of important skills and introduces quick thinking at both the individual and group level.