Chain Reaction

Teambuilding - Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction is a thought-provoking team building event with a focus on getting the whole group to work together, requiring proficient project management skills to design and build an intricate sequence of reactions.

Chain Reaction is a story of many chapters … each team will be given a different section of a story and the blueprints to build parts of a large structure. Teams must build a structure that integrates with the other devices. These ultimately lead to an exciting finale where all the creations are joined together to achieve a spectacular common goal.

The Dynamics

The game is based on teams collectively aiming to complete a section of mechanical devices and moving parts – at first in isolation and then joining with the other teams. Teams have to be aware of the impact their decisions have on those around them. Each group constructs one of the sections remotely from the others. They may communicate with the other groups within certain constraints to ensure that that the sections are compatible with each other.

Team dynamics and human resource management are put to the test in the planning phase as the design is divided into small segments, requiring both human and physical resources to be divided into smaller working groups.

The build and testing phases require co-ordination not only between teams, but between distinct technical skills and project management strategies as the teams face their ultimate challenge – does each component function and does it connect with the next to create a cascading series of cause and effect?

Once completed the first team sets off their Chain Reaction, which in turn triggers the next team’s creation, and so on until a giant Chain Reaction has been completed around the room.

Before teams can start the main activity they must solve a team puzzle, which will give some a head start over the others – seemingly in competition. There’s a workshop and a store which they may visit
whenever they like, to collect materials and tools to build their part of the structure.

There are no set rules to building the device and there are no set rules or methods to complete the task. The event encourages team members to use their individual skills, as well as the skills of others for the
overall success of the whole project. Teams may use the blueprints and the story as a guideline; but, most importantly, must be creative and
use their imaginations to build a working device that will integrate smoothly with the other devices. The event finishes when the structure is put together with the unveiling of their continuous working device, where teams will read out their part of the story as the chain of reactions happen. If successful, the end result will be the dramatic finale that everyone has been working towards… epic novel or total flop, you decide!

Team Benefits

• Unites teams by allowing them to work together towards one common goal
• Teaches teams to understand the bigger picture before embracing a project
• Tests teams skills in decision making, time management and collaboration under pressure
• Develops group interdependency and cohesion
• Unites teams by raising awareness of shared responsibilities
• Motivates teams by giving them the satisfaction of building a successful outcome together
• Develops imagination, ideas and creativity
• Creates a tangible outcome
• Reinforcing the power of team work

No single team triumphs… as in Chain Reaction you all succeed in collaboration.

Outcomes

• Understanding common goals
• Teamwork, communication and collaboration
• Time and change management with flexible planning
• Sharing information and knowledge
• Trust, leadership and cooperation

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Communication

powered by team

Problems... Solved!

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Energisers

the way

COMMUNICATION WORKS

This session commences with the Team discussing the meaning and use of communication … and its importance to team understanding and clarity of purpose in the work place.

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POWERED BY TEAM

The focus of the event is to get your entire group working together towards a single end result. This takes the shape of a project brief, posed to your whole team at the start of the event.

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PROBLEMS... SOLVED!

This is a natural follow-on from the morning session. It involves the Team in facing a number of diverse problems, challenges and tasks; which are designed to test the ability of the team to work together in the face of many, and constantly, changing challenges.

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CHAIN REACTION

Chain Reaction is a thought-provoking team building event with a focus on getting the whole group to work together, requiring proficient project management skills to design and build an intricate sequence of reactions.

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ENERGISERS

This session commences with the Team discussing the meaning and use of communication … and its importance to team understanding and clarity of purpose in the work place.

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THE WAY

The aim of this event is to get the whole team working together to complete one essential project which is a route-way linking the efficient supply and transport of manufacturing output. Teams are challenged with building the ultimate sustainable highway.

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