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 […]
Construct an exact replica of the diagram. Achieve ‘Legendary’ performance in the time allowed or as fast as possible with multiple opportunities.
As a group, pick the one rope that connects all others.
This is a very simplistic exercise designed help groups practice consensus building and decision-making. It will encourage group members to participate and is a great precursor to more complex problem solving exercises or workshop (60-Minute Version).
Participants must move a plane from one landing pad to another.
The art of cooperation is something we are taught as children but sometimes have a hard time accomplishing as adults.
The goal here is to have the entire team involved, demonstrate the power of teamwork and show the interdependence teams experience.
This is a complex activity that has many different purposes and reveals many behavior patterns.
It develops support (emotional, content and physical) within the group.
It helps clarify communication and decision making skills.
It helps groups to examine how and why leadership shifts during planning and completion of task
It shows how balancing planning activities with execution helps groups solve problems.
The exercise is a very good metaphor for a ‘goal’.
As a group, decide if there IS or IS NOT a knot in a pile of rope.
Most of our jobs involve a heavy amount of decision making. Many of us make decisions that affect one person to thousands of people everyday. As most of us make decisions we tend to decide based on our own personal perceptions.
Combine all of the portable activities into a single portable kit. This kit has everything and will help your group experience all facets of being a team – leadership, teamwork, communication, conflict, trust, collaboration, problem solving, decision making and more!