Impact Ripple Consequence Team Building Activity Idea
High performance teamwork requires innovation, creativity and collaboration…Use this team building activity and your next workshop or break away session to tune-up your team dynamics.
Required: Creativity, collaboration, Synergy and thinking “out of the box” is required for this fun team activity for the whole team.
Use: This Fun term activity can be used as a fun social event, or for REAL formal team development, pitting small teams against each other to be creatively competitive, collaborate and communicate.
Activity: Teams are briefed and tasked to designing & building a Impact Ripple Consequence Process (IRCP). They are provided with limited materials and a restricted time to enhance the process of bonding, brainstorming and building.
This IRC process is to be made up of a variety of materials and equipment. Each element is specifically provided to be used as the “impact”, causing a domino or chain reaction, onto the next element, until a final objective is achieved.
The domino effect or impact ripple consequence of all these various elements and processes can often closely resemble the work and value flow of organisational systems. To success, teams will need to collaborate, innovate, barter and work together to create the most innovative, reliable and inspiring machine.
You can use a wide variety or resources to provide the limited resources:
- Rubber Bands
- Mouse Traps
- Hose pipe
- Press stick
- Paper Plates
- CardBoard Tubes
- Fishing Line
- Chop Sticks
- Golf Balls
- tennis balls
- Plastic Pipes
- add your own ideas
Process: Give teams a limited time to acquire their limited team specific resources, plan, test and execute their plans. Tape, Staples, Glue Guns, tables and super glue may be available for a limited time.
Task: Set a task for teams to achieve. This could be like ringing a bell, knocking over a stick, hitting a target or activating a switch.
Execution: When the team building activities begin, ensure that there are enough resources for all of the teams.
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You could setup multiple phases of this team game to help people think through more effectively. Eg
First phase: the teams organise themselves into sub-team or departments and select leadership, roles and functions.
To make the experience more FUN and drive innovative thinking, you could ask that the teams deliver on:
- 1. END-RESULT
- CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
This can force the teams to rethink their plans and innovation ideas.
Second phase: you can introduce unexpected events, requirements or challenges to force the teams to collaborate, communicate, connect, barter or build together…
With a little creativity you can customise this fun and innovative team building idea to fit most events or team development sessions. you could front-load the breakout with examples, ideas and videos of previous people work from youtube.com
Areas to focus on in developing your team dynamics and relationships can include:
- Silo reduction
- High performance Culture
- Crisis Management
- Effectiveness through Teamwork
- Focused on CORE objectives
- Client experience
- Project Management
- Teams Synergy
Make sure to design the team experiences to be inclusive of all participants, from all departments if possible. If you keep this a light and fun team building competition, it can really play to Strengths and bring out the best in a team with regard to creativity, communication and innovation.
With effective debriefing, you can ensure that your team members will be able to inculcate and apply positive learnings from this fun staff or management teambuilding activity.
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