The purpose of this exercise is to challenge a team’s belief that something is impossible.
It is also a great way to explore people’s willingness to ask for help or give help if it will benefit the whole team. In many cases, groups will NEVER ask for help because the ‘rules’ did not say you could. Nor will someone who has figured it out offer to help. It was not in the ‘rules’.
Overcoming frustration and resisting the temptation to blame each other will be key to moving the bar in the direction you choose. People can find themselves sacrificing their integrity and doing the opposite of their intention.
This activity is amazing for communication, leadership, teamwork, the PERFECT example of a team going through Tuckman’s model of a team – Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing. They go through each stage EVERY time.
Vertical web, horizontal web and several other activities all in this long-time favorite team activity!
A physical activity with great discussion points, we have included four different variations on the same materials. Caution – this activity requires a high degree of physical touching that may not be appropriate for all groups or cultures.
The purpose of this exercise is to physically demonstrate the metaphor that every member of a team is an important ‘link in the chain’.
While the exercise is technically simple, there is the need for quality of performance and efficiency. Many of the group’s norms and unwritten ‘rules’ will put barriers in the way and will decrease performance.
An incredibly simple and powerful activity that highlights creativity, innovation and how a team can achieve FAR more than any one person. One of our favorite activities and we put one of the solutions on the mousepad – the solution was in front of them the entire time!
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