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Flat Out: Afloat Teams construct a seaworthy vessel and race


  • 1 hour - 2 hours
  • Outdoors
  • Competitive
  • Minimum: 20
  • Maximum: Unlimited

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From blueprint to boat, teams work on a cardboard vessel that floats.
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Program outline

In the Flat Out Afloat challenge cross-functional collaboration, decision making, resource allocation and innovation will all come into play. An impossible task will quickly become very possible (and lots of fun) as the power of the team and a well coordinated effort takes over to make the project a reality.

How It Works

Teams are provided with limited resources of cardboard, plastic, tape and cutting tools and the all important design blueprints. Their challenge is to build a seaworthy vessel – initially perceived as an impossible mission. 

Teams quickly realize that with co-ordination, commitment and energy, they can succeed, ending in a hilarious competitive race to the finish line. An analogy can be drawn to the work place where everyone has a rewarding role to play in keeping the team afloat; whether they want to build, design, decorate or crew the vessel, each team member has a valuable contribution to make.

Learning and development outcomes

In Flat Out Afloat, teams find out that the 'impossible' becomes very achievable when individuals collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts. They also discover that true leadership and great ideas can often come from those you least expect.

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Key Business Benefits

  • Energising a conference
  • Fun & Motivation
  • Practical leadership
  • Project planning
  • Strategy Communication
  • Team Dynamics
  • Uniting Teams

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