A half-day workshop that enhances communication
skills, creative problem solving, and teamwork.
Through a combination of cutting-edge tools, interactive learning, and hands-on challenges, your team will gain valuable insights into their thinking and decision making styles, and how to appreciate and utilize other people’s styles. This will help them improve their ability to communicate, brainstorm and solve problems together. The “teamwork challenges” are tailored to meet the needs and dynamics of your group.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups 10-15 minutes) An Atlanta Challenge facilitator welcomes the group and sets the expectations for the workshop, then leads some fun activities that break the ice and help get everyone invested in the program.
Thinking Styles Exercise (45-60 minutes) This is an interactive learning game where participants gain valuable insights into their own thinking and decision- making styles, and how to appreciate and utilize other people’s styles (see “Thinking Styles Module” description page).
Pressure Cooker 20 minutes) Small teams come up with a list of specific experiences in the workplace that are causing them stress. The team then brain- storms a variety of solutions to these challenges using the whole-brain format to ensure a wide variety of options to implement.
Teamwork Challenges (60-120 minutes) These hands-on activities require brainstorming, collaboration, planning and creative problem-solving to complete. The challenges are designed specifically to help your team utilize their new understanding of “whole-brain” thinking and to apply those lessons in order to make the team more effective. Many exercises are available based on the specific needs of your team.
Sample challenge activities:
- Driven To Succeed Teams are provided with materials for constructing a small car, but they have a strict budget and timeline to stay within, plus other criteria to meet, in order to satisfy customer demands. The focus is on team brain- storming, and cross department collaboration.
- Iceberg Dilemma The penguins are living on a melting iceberg. To escape, they must create a new business for themselves that will ensure their survival. The team must utilize at least one real skill of each team member in their solution. This game challenges teams to set a clear vision, and demands lateral thinking and good use of scarce resources.
Wrap-up Activity (15-30 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.