Our most popular team build with many different small tasks, with a slight twist – at first glance the brief looks as if this will be a competitive event, but part way through it becomes apparent that to reach the final objective (a pre-determined cash amount) the sub- teams must co-operate and share information to make the money.
The tasks involved are designed to be used in hotel grounds and can be attempted by people of all abilities, their typical duration being 20 minutes. Any number of tasks can be added / removed to suit time scales or outcomes, (see the “Build your own team build” page for more task descriptions).
Tasks could include:
- Frogger – crossing a pond using planks and safe areas
- Babylon Tower – A pile of differing size discs are to be moved in a certain way
- Snappy – Similar to “minesweeper” on the PC, this is a task where sharing information leads to big rewards
- Semaphore – A communication task with a dliberate mistake to catch out the perceptive people
- Farmers – An information sharing task which can be very confusing
- Blindfold Square – communication and forward planning are a must before you are blindfolded
- Noah’s problem – Build a structure which will keep your team off the ground
- Keypunch – A fast paced task where team focus, planning and control are key. A big money earner too.
- Wishing well – retrieve a sample of holy water using a home made construction
- Ski Free – Giant team skis carrying 6 people are used to cross a course
As this challenge has many different tasks involved, and can have additional ones added or removed, it has very broad base of skills needed. Common to all tasks are:
- Use of resources
- Thinking it through
If a particular aspect of team dynamics are required then the brief and tasks can be changed to suit.
Duration / Participants
Flexible, ½ day minimum.
Minimum 8 people.
“Thank you for your contributions towards the Post fellowship study day for the Severn Deanery Anaesthetists. It turned out to be a very successful day – some of the feedback suggesting too successful! Initially we were expecting 15-20 people and at one point we had 30!! None of it would have been possible without your generous contributions.”
Patrick M, Frenchay NHS
Thanks again for brilliant support, hopefully we’ll get more like this”
Gilly S, GS Consultancy