Program Content
Team Skills
Team Fun
Team Work
Team Bond

An activity-based program that helps teams
break out of silos and stop internal competition.

Overview

In this fun, hands-on program, teams design and build a vehicle from an assortment of materials. They must meet certain design parameters, while staying within their budget. Then their vehicle will compete against other teams to try and outperform them and earn the biggest bonus. This is a great program for teams that love a good challenge. Team conversations focus on how to solve problems in a group, think out of the box, and work collaboratively.

Agenda & Activities

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Optional: Thinking Styles Module (45-60 minutes) In this interactive learning game, participants gain valuable insights into their own strengths on a team, and how to appreciate and utilize other people’s strengths. Using this knowledge, participants evaluate how they can be better team players and support their team mates.

Optional: Fundraising Challenges (30-90 minutes) The teams earn revenue for the main event by working through a series of assignments that require brainstorming, collaboration, planning and creative problem-solving. Some of the possible activities include team and/or company trivia, brainteasers, or hands-on team projects (activity selection is determined based on space available, time allowed and goals of the group).

Construction Challenge (60 minutes) Teams are given the scenario of meeting a tall order by an important client. Using the materials provided to them, teams design and build a solution to the customer’s needs, aiming for the maximum distance travelled. They also have tight performance measures to meet and a strict budget to operate within. Attention to detail, strategy and brainstorming are the keys to team success.

Testing Grounds (10 minutes) Teams line up, present their creations, and then demonstrate their performance for all to see. Teams earn points based on how well their team’s project does, provided it meets all of the customer demands, but many teams will miss the part that says ALL the teams must meet the minimum requirements or no one wins. This leads to an eye-opening conversation about how internal dynamics can cause loss of business.

Team Review & Wrap-up Activity (15 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed, and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job. We end with a fun, but thought provoking activity and a team picture with their trophies and cars.

Goals
  • Increase communication between team members.
  • Focus on organizational goals and break out of silos.
  • Focus on the needs of the customer.
Logistics

Length: 2 hours +/-

Activity: Light

Location: Indoors

Group Size: 20-500 people

Includes: Complete facilitation, participant handouts, project supplies, and downloadable event photos.

Service Project Option

Teams use the points they have earned in the main activity to “shop” for toys from our table-top store, buying as many toys as they can and placing them into gift bags to donate to local kids. Add $10-$15 per person.

“Everything went great and we all had a great time!!! We learned some great things about a team’s dynamics and how competition can some- times get in the way of the whole team’s goal. Great stuff!”

US Army