Key learnings for participants: It is important to be aware of assumptions, and recognize one is making them, though sometimes it will be necessary to make assumptions (due to urgency of decisions, lacking complete information) Dynamic tension between speed of decisions and cost of gathering complete information (it is not practical to have all facts before making decisions; assumptions are […]
This event is designed to get the group interacting, having fun and is traditionally an icebreaker. Although a great icebreaker, there are great insights that are possible in the areas of: leadership, trust, communication and changing perspectives. Any of these can be touched upon during discussion and connected back to work. To complete the tasks […]
Each group member to change the board they are standing on, so that they are not standing on a board with any original board members. This activity will highlight the need for leadership, communication and interdependence.
All group members are to stand on the platform long enough to count to 10. Begin with the largest version of the platform and move to the smallest. This is a group activity that involves increasing trust through proximity, dealing with dwindling / limiting resources and problem solving. Like many activities, this has typical communication […]
For the entire group to travel from one side of the web to the other. Teamwork and communication is essential for overall success. Once you begin to go through the web, you ‘lose all perspective’ and must be coached and helped to get through.
The objective of this exercise is to get the entire group from one side of the ‘fence’ to the other. Ask the participants to imagine that this is an electric fence with a force field from the top of the fence to the ground and stretches on forever in either direction.
For the entire group to travel through the web to the other side, without touching the web. Each participant must travel through a different opening in the web. This requires the entire team to manage their differences (size, disposition, strength, intelligence, etc.), it requires commitment, it’s very physical without being strenuous, and it’s fun.
The BoardWalking Kit is awesome fun. The four activities included cover teamwork, leadership, trust, problem solving – all the great elements to create a high-performing team.
Construct an exact replica of the diagram. Achieve ‘Legendary’ performance in the time allowed or as fast as possible with multiple opportunities.
Walk the Plank is a fantastic kit that has 7 different activities that can be run with the materials. The activities cover every aspect of creating a team you could want – leadership, communication, trust, teamwork, problem solving and more!