Tower of Power Special
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The Project. 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 each of us in team work?”, “Who’s taking the lead?”: These are just a few questions amongst many that need to be answered. The answers are the key to producing effective and synergetic teamwork.
How It’s Done. 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, along with well organized teamwork.
Variation. If the tower falls over during the process of building you can intervene by having your group build a three-storey-house instead. This method prevents the group from "failing" and learning processes can be easily integrated into the task.
|Participants (min/opt/max):||6 / 12 / 24|
|Time (not including review):||10 - 45 minutes.|
|Space needed:||8 x 8 m|
|Themes & Outcomes:||
Leadership training: identifying interdependencies in systems, dealing with risk, giving feedback.
1 crane (beech / stainless steel) with 24 robust strings (2 m x 3 mm, braided 8 times), 8 blocks cut from massive beech wood, 1 detailed instruction manual.
|Dimensions:||34 x 46 x 16 cm.|