Problem solving

Teambuilding - 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.

It’s a test of the team’s motivation, strategic planning, group communication and ability to focus.

“Team Problems… solved” comprises a carefully chosen combination of spatial, cerebral, light physical and logistical task/challenge modules; which require the assumption and acceptance of individual and group responsibility for decisions taken.

Some of the Key Issues which can be addressed for your team will include:

  • Bringing all together as a collective team
  • Getting to know each other
  • Identifying own and others strengths and weaknesses
  • Role identification
  • Work as and manage the whole team effectively
  • Working together to achieve the same objectives
  • Having fun whilst working together

It is a whole group exercise; but which also requires the effort and initiative of individuals and smaller divisions within that group to contribute to the end result – and to be recognised for it.
Indeed, one element of the exercise can only be completed with co-operation and communication between all parties. This may not be evident at the outset; but will dawn as the event progresses!

It is designed to challenge delegates in many ways: to be responsible for decisions made, to set standards of communication and co-operation … to ensure that decisions are successful and understood by all.

The event will principally require the Team to:

  • Communicate
  • Understand the Overall Objective
  • Plan a Strategy
  • Select and Manage Human and Material Resources
  • Accept Responsibility for Decisions
  • Own Their Problems
  • Co-operate to Achieve
  • Manage Change

“Team Problems… solved” commences with the Team being taken to an activity area which has many tasks already laid out and ready to tackle.

There is a central control point, where a detailed briefing will be given by the Facilitators regarding the objectives of the event. The Team may then be randomly organized into 2 or 3 groups at this point. The control point then issues a large sealed envelope which contains the Rules and Instructions for the event. The envelope also contains a “lucky dip” selection of random cards, each one of which identifies that particular task and gives instruction on how to complete it.

The sub groups are each invited to pick a card from the envelope. It is then for them to decide how best to staff those tasks, how to solve them and how to redeploy or borrow resources to tackle the challenge.

No further information will be required, or given, to complete the task.
Once a task is completed, the original card is returned to the facilitator and another card must be drawn from the envelope instructing a new challenge to be completed. This process is continuous throughout the event; with the participants having to continually to decide best how to efficiently complete the new tasks they have picked. The cards will include a mixed selection of tasks and challenges suitable for individuals, pairs or groups of 5 or 6, or more. Once drawn an immediate decision must be made by the person who has drawn the card … which must be adhered to until that task is complete.

The idea is to develop the desirable habits of clear communication, careful planning and decision making … considering their effect on others … co-operation and flexibility to new information.
One whole group Overall Challenge will be an integral part of the event; necessitating co-operation and resource sharing by all delegates, regardless of which sub group they have been involved with in
earlier tasks.

A fine balance, and a watchful eye on progress and resources, will be needed as the event develops and the “Team Problems” diminish; but, the pressure to manage the tasks increases pro-rata!
Our facilitators will constantly monitor performance and be on hand to offer advice and guidance at appropriate moments.

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Communication

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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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