Collaboration vs. Competition – How does your team win?
Win, Win, Win consists of 5 rounds. If you like, the 5 teams could be given names that reflect different departments or functions in your organization. The game works well for intra-departmental collaboration as well as inter- departmental collaboration.The 5 teams are arranged around a large loop and the exercise requires the participants to collect balls from the central loop as well as from other teams. These balls represent organization profits and the challenge in the exercise is to maximize profits. In this game, participants will discover that competitive spirit works only up to a point but it is the collaboration that actually builds success.
The 5 teams are arranged around a large loop and the exercise requires the participants to collect balls from the central loop as well as from other teams. These balls represent organization profits and the challenge in the exercise is to maximize profits. As the game develops, it becomes apparent that working towards a common goal yields far better results. The activity revolves around a profit maximization objective. The game offers a lesson in collaboration both within teams as well as across teams.
Participants: 15 – 35
Location: Indoor as well as outdoor
Activity Level: High
Time Needed: 15 to 20 Minutes plus debrief – 45 to 60 minutes total
Objectives: You have the option of medium or high activity level. If medium, then participants should be instructed to walk during the exercise. If high activity level preferred, then participants will need to speed up by running.
The insight gained from the activity usually gets articulated by the participants in the conversation initiated by the facilitator after the exercise. It is critical to have this dialogue with the group because the thoughts vocalized after a team building exercise will ultimately drive home what the exercise sought to accomplish in the first place.