A series of mentally challenging, hands-on teamwork activities to test and build your team’s character.
Getting outdoors with the team is a great way to get out of the regular routine and see things from a new perspective. Teamwork Trek takes your group on an insightful and interactive hike with thoughtful team challenges and conversations along the way. We begin with the Teamwork Compass® - a powerful tool that helps participants understand the four foundational elements of a successful team. The team reflects back on this model as they discuss with a teammate their observations about the team as they make their way to the next challenge. This is not an obstacle course. Participants will be able to talk comfortably as they travel. The destination is a more cohesive team with a stronger bond and clearer path.
- Provokes natural, insightful conversations between co-workers.
- Provides opportunity to collaborate and practice communication skills during team challenges.
- Allows team to unwind in a natural setting, away from the office.
Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and set expectations and ground rules for the day’s events. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that break the ice and get the group physically and emotionally involved, as well as split them into smaller teams for the event if needed.
The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short, interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to bring them all together to be an unstoppable team. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool and create a culture of success.
The Trek (60-120 minutes) Groups tackle a series of hands-on teamwork activities which require brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem-solving. Here are some examples of the dozens that we have available. Activities done by each group are selected by our expert facilitators to fit your group.
- Warp Speed In this activity, participants must transport a series of objects around the group, but in a specific order, with no mistakes, while being timed. Then they will reduce their time in each round. This brings to light the changes in thinking needed to improve efficiency. The team discusses brainstorming, collaboration, process improvement, goals, and how to apply these lessons to the team.
- Zoom In this challenge, every person on your team is given an image from a sequence. Without showing their image to anyone else, the team must discuss the various pieces of information they have, gain clarity on the big picture, and align themselves so that the final product is consistent—a fantastic conversation game about communication and transparency.
- The Maze Using only their wits, their memories, and the support of their team, the group must find their way through the maze. But the challenge is not what they think it is, and the eye-opening lessons are often very powerful.
- Sherpa Walk This trust-building activity (with NO blindfolds) has the team take responsibility for each other in a new way and discover what it takes to earn and to give trust. The team’s current level of trust is brought to light and improved.
Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (5-15 minutes) The group comes together to acknowledge the accomplishments of the day and incorporate their enhanced teamwork skills into real life. We wrap up with a meaningful closing activity and team picture.
“We loved our event! We gained so much and everyone is so excited to put what we've learned into practice.”