All members of the team play a vital role in the completion of the ever changing task, trying to improve their performance by effectively coordinatinig inpute from team members in each round. This is a great activity for supervisors or managers, and those who remotely manage their teams. It's ideal for team competitions and for working with young employees to teach them how to contribute effectively.
The activity requires the manipulation of (a series of) balls through a labyrinth - the labyrinth board is held off the ground by strings, held by each player, and the ball is manipulated purely by the forces exerted through each string. The labyrinth has two sides - one more challenging than the other - with a series of start and end points, and optional target labels to build up a series of increasingly challenging tasks.
In order to maneuver the balls across the labyrinth board, team members must use effective communication and teamworking skills, and set goals and targets to improve their performance with each round. There is the option to use a participant as an observer, or supervisor to lead the team to a successful completion, which simulates a leadership or managerial role in the workplace, and how they instruct and delegate responsibility to each team member according to individual ability.
Team Balance is a lively, practical, task that may look familiar, but is a deceptively difficult team activity to master. This is a flexible activity that can be used to practice or attempt many managerial, leadership, change, or project management skills, and other team tasks. The development focus can include:
It is an ideal activity to be used in repeated, short durations throughout a ‘theory intensive’ programme. Participants become active, engaging with the Team Balance activity and changing environment as they leave their seats, gather round the board and grasp the strings.
It is an ideal activity to use in Assessment Centres, allowing observers to view a wide range of soft skills and behaviours, adding to evidence collected in other more formal situations.
1x Wooden labyrinth board (double-sided) with 16x operating spring attached, 8x Assorted balls & marbles, Facilitator manual
Package Weight: 5kg
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