of Team Development Exercises from The key Network
Here are just a couple of examples of team development projects from our vast range:
The team is engaged
in building a large puzzle, made up of 15 short planks, intricately slotting
together according to a construction diagram, to be reconstructed in the
shortest possible time.
Key aspects of this exercise include collectively
solving the problem, identifying successful methodologies and team actions, reapplying
those actions and re-engineering the building process so that results are
In any team, the need
for continuous development is critical. This project enables the team to
identify key actions and behaviours which promote development and those
which undermine it.
Fly High Balloon Company
For a large team, between 30 and 120 team members:
project involves managing and organisation whose function is building miniature
hot air balloons. Finance for the balloon manufacture (investment) is generated
through a series of short team challenges , each of which generates
"finance" which the team invests in materials, promotion, product development
and balloon building. Customers approach the company with orders for
multicoloured, logo-displaying balloons, tight budgets, and the usual array
of customers' anxieties.
A sub-team of directors,
which changes every six hours, steers the organisation to profitable success,
engaging management and operational sub-teams according to their expertise
The project lasts between
16 and 48 hours, engaging a team of up to 120 people, geographically spread, though the entire team is engaged in one ultimate
goal - successfully building and launching their customers' balloons against
very tight deadlines.
As a finalé the
company organises a launch party; a fleet of balloons fly off across the
evening sky - an amazing spectacle, an awesome conclusion and a fitting
reward for the hard work put in by the entire team.
This project has been
designed to encompass all aspects of team, leadership and business development.
We create focus by building more intricate roles and responsibilities for
the department, team or individual in most need of development action. The
team development process continues with a review of team and individual
performance and a drawing together of key learning from the event. We encourage
support for pragmatic application of learning on return to the workplace
by engaging one of your Directors to express an expectation that changes
will take place. This helps to by-pass the "full in-tray" trap,
i.e. the Achilles heel of many development programmes, that work gets in
the way of change and development.
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