The concept behind the activity
A round board with figurines placed on it is balanced on a pedestal, immediately focusing the group and captivating their attention. A metaphor with a wide variety of possibilities for interpretation emerges: creating balance, experiencing interdependency but also dealing with risk and change.
Facilitating the activity
SysTEAM is a flexible learning tool. There are a number of variations that have proven successful in practice. Keep in mind, however, that when it comes to staging SysTEAM, there are no limits to your creativity as trainer or coach. Roles: The participants are split into teams of 2–3 ‘actors’. 3–4 such teams can work together on one SysTEAM. There are different roles in each team: a blindfolded ‘grabber’, who is allowed to touch and move the figurines on the board. The second, sighted person is the ‘speaker’ who verbally directs the grabber’s hand, but without actual physical contact. Clearing the table: The figurines are unevenly spread out on the board. The teams’ task is to remove all figurines. The board must remain in balance. Placing: Using tape, a 20 x 20 cm field is created in the middle of the empty board. Each figurine is then to be placed one after the other on the board but figurines are not allowed to be placed inside the field itself. At the end, the board must rest completely level on the pedestal.