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!
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).
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’.
Lower a pole the the floor using gravity and maintaining contact with the pole.
The power that each person has to influence success is made perfectly clear in this activity.
Participants must overcome frustration and resist the temptation to blame each other in order to accomplish the task. They learn that in the face of challenge it is often easier to sacrifice integrity and end up behaving opposite of their intention. This exercise reveals this tendency in a profound manner and helps participants choose healthier ways of reacting.
The application of the Learning Maze is in every area of our lives. The learning each group comes up with is always different.
The basic purpose of the maze comes down to identifying how the team is treating its ‘mistakes’ (beeps) and the people who are discovering them. Stepping into the unknown is necessary for any team to grow and move ahead, with the only question being how are they doing in the process?
This event will shed some light one the teams’ process.
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!