The concept behind the activity
We know that great teams make great things happen. But the constant challenge of meeting or even exceeding objectives is very demanding for everyone involved. How should we treat each other? What’s important for teamwork? Who’s taking the lead? These are just a few questions amongst many that need answering. The answers are the key to producing effective and synergetic teamwork.
Facilitating the activity
The trainer places 8 wooden blocks upright on the floor. Each team member picks up one of the ropes that are connected to a crane. The task is to use the crane to build a tower by placing the blocks on top of each other. The participants are not allowed to touch the blocks with their hands or any other part of their bodies. The task appears simple but with each block cut at a different angle and the need for all participants to work together, building the tower starts to get tricky! This task can only be solved by precise planning, good communication and well-organised teamwork.