Being a leader makes making tough decisions and implementing quickly. In this tech-based challenge, groups of leaders will receive an important RFP and must decide how to maximize profit while pursuing the best course of action, staying under budget, rallying their team, and beating the competition. But who is the real competition? Valuable lessons and conversations around collaboration, goal -setting, and focusing on the customer.
Results / Skills / Analytics
Vision / Strategies / Concepts
Systems / Tools / Practice
Culture / Support / Discussions
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the teamwork activities. We then lead some fun icebreakers that get the group moving and ready to participate fully.
Intro Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought-provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program and gets them talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them.
Construction Challenge (45 minutes) Teams are given the scenario of meeting a tall order by an important client. Using the materials provided to them, plus app-driven flying components, teams design and build a solution to the customer’s needs, aiming for the maximum distance, hand time, and accuracy. 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 (20-30 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. This leads to interesting conversations around goal setting, performance, and decision making.
Final Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them to create a successful outcome. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and the goals of the program.
Team Review & Wrap-up (5 minutes) Teams share their observations about how they performed during the team- work activities and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job. We end with a team picture and final thoughts from the team leader.