This online version of Colourblind® Plus is a communication focused team building activity designed to develop these skills in individuals, small groups and larger teams.
It contains three verbal communications activities in one package - a paired, a small group, and a challenging large group activity. They can be sequenced in this order or delivered independently – providing opportunities for individuals and teams to build their listening and communication skills.
For those familiar with the original Colourblind® - the original and popular communication problem solving activity that has been used globally for over 25 years - this provides three additional activities that work in a similar way.
It can be facilitated using any simple video conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet, and participants access secure html links via their favourite browser on any internet-enabled device. The activity is delivered via the secure custom-developed online platform at https://experientiallearningtools.com/login
Prior experience of Colourblind® is not required to use Colourblind® Plus.
Colourblind® Plus (online version) requires participants to describe abstract shapes to each other to solve the task they have been given. Participants are not able to see each other’s shapes so do not share the same visual references. This can be enhanced by working with video sharing switched off (after briefing) and working just using the audio sharing capability. Effective listening skills and frequent feedback and clarification between team members are required to be successful.
Colourblind Plus (online version) extends the original Colourblind® activity with the introduction of six new, more complex shapes. Those already familiar with the original Colourblind activity will have a similar but more challenging experience.
Colourblind Plus (online version) is used to simulate when a visual reference is not shared in the workplace and communication of a complex situation is key to sharing common meaning e.g. communicating via telephone, email, or text. Good communication and team working skills are key in any workplace, and increasingly so for those working remotely.
This purchase contains three different games – a paired version, a small group version, and a challenging large group version. To improve team building, problem solving and change management within the team, a facilitator might begin with the paired version then bring pairs together to form a smaller group to complete the next task, and then move to the most challenging larger group version. Participants might have formed a common dialogue which they both understand in the paired version, however, they have to change and adapt their language when moving into the small group as others around them may not share the same reference.
Different group sizes can be played independently of each other and still provide a challenging task with enriched learning.
Colourblind Plus (online version) can be used by anyone, from an experienced facilitator to someone who is new to experiential learning. Detailed facilitation notes and introductory video materials are provided for setting up, facilitating and reviewing the exercise. It has been used internationally across cultures to train and develop adults in their native language in any workplace scenario.
Access via the custom-developed automated online experiential learning platform at https://experientiallearningtools.com/login
Two annual user licences with online facilitator guidance, including:
Online access to each of the 30 x Colourblind® Plus shape images that are shared with the participants, to be used in any of three activity formats:
Automated selection of appropriate shape distribution, sent via email to participants, for each user group size. Backup individual links can be copied and shared via messaging or private email distribution.
Unlimited use of the activity within the 12 month licence term from the date of purchase, and use of all materials included for up to two simultaneous learner groups of up to 14 x participants each (the ideal maximum size of learner group).
The ability to add a second trainer to manage up to two groups.
Additional learner groups using the activity at the same time, or additional trainer registrations will require additional user licences. Please contact [email protected] for details.