A series of mentally challenging, hands-on
activities to test and build your team’s character.
This is the perfect program for teams that want the challenge of a ropes course, but without the physical demand. We present the Teamwork Compass,TM which is a powerful tool that helps groups understand the four foundational elements of a successful team. Participants then work through a series of hands-on challenges that help them see how much more effectively they can operate when using these key attributes. Teams will better communicate, solve problems and support each other as they strive to improve their performance.
Agenda & Activities
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 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 Quest (60-120 minutes) Teams tackle a series of hands-on activities which require brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem-solving. Here are some examples of the dozens that we have available:
- Move Those Products Using the resources provided, team members create a human production line in order to move as many items as possible from one point to another in the time allotted. This game requires planning, coordination, cooperation and communication.
- Trust the System The team must guide a blindfolded colleague through an obstacle course, – without saying a word! This activity helps build a sense of trust among co-workers and allows them to develop creative ways to communicate with each other.
- Hit the Target The goal is to get the entire team safely from point A to point B – at least 50 yards away. While in contact with point A, participants can see, but cannot speak. Upon leaving point A, they will be blindfolded, but allowed to speak. This initiative develops trust, teamwork and communication.
- Pull Together Half the team become “managers” who are responsible for relaying critical information and instructions to the front line workers. The frontline workers, however, are blindfolded, and can not see the “big picture” and must rely on the guidance of their managers.
Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (10-30 minutes) The group comes together to acknowledge accomplishments of the day and incorporate lessons into real life. We wrap up with a meaningful closing activity and team picture.