Teams develop a project in a business scenario that requires
team collaboration and innovation to achieve success.
In this fun, hands-on program, teams design and build a project that is formulated to encourage teamwork and collaboration. The group must meet certain design parameters while staying within their budget. Then their project will compete against other teams to try and outperform them and earn the biggest bonus. But the customer has very specific demands, and groups will have to pay close attention in order to keep the client happy. This is a great program for teams that love a good challenge, and need to focus on larger group goals.
Agenda & Activities
Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.
Intro Team Challenge (10-20 minutes) This is a quick hands-on activity with the entire group to get the juices flowing, and get everyone focused on the big picture of developing the team.
The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork and the individual strengths of each team member. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool, and create a culture of success.
Team-Up (2 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.
Collaboration Challenge (60-120 minutes) Teams are given instructions and materials for the activity. During the activity, the Atlanta Challenge staff are available for questions, and will take plenty of pictures. Choose from the Activity Options to the right.
Finale (5-15 minutes) Each team’s project is tested and/ or evaluated based on the criteria given. It’s always a fun and high-energy moment when teams get caught up in the competition and cheer for their entries.
Team Review (5-10 minutes) The group shares their observations about how they performed and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job.
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED
Breaking out of silos
Teams design and build a vehicle while meeting specific design parameters and staying within their budget. Then their vehicle will go up against the other teams’ creations, but the client is looking for consistent success.
Strategic decision making
Teams try to deliver an assortment of products to various client locations. Products and locations have different rewards and different risks. Teams must design and build their delivery system, and then determine which opportunities are the best option for their team.
Dealing with constant change
Teams make the tallest tower they can while dealing with an abundance of changes from the customer. Teams need to make quick decisions while also keeping accurate records of costs and profits.
Communication & networking
Teams build bridges from a selection of everyday materials. However, each team’s bridge must also link up with another team. This game really challenges team vision and planning when confronted with a multi-team task.