Bridging the Divide

In this hands-on team building activity, each team collaborates building a bridge stable enough to hold a large radio-controlled car. Success means overcoming communication barriers, limited resources and strict timelines.

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Collaborative Teamwork to Build the Ultimate Bridge

Bridging the Divide is a fun, engaging game built around a powerful metaphor. This is great for reinforcing the idea that all departments within your organization are striving to meet their own goals, but each also plays a vital role in the bigger picture.

Each team designs, decorates and brands their own bridge. In the end, the bridge needs to be big enough, strong enough and stable enough to allow a large remote-controlled vehicle to safely cross it. Awards are presented in categories like most creative engineering design, best branding and most efficient use of resources.

This event presents a challenging exercise where each team is both a supplier and a customer. The end goal is fully collaborative. Success requires ongoing customer relationship management, steady project management, plus a clear understanding of the consequences of good or poor communication. As always, a healthy dose of creative inspiration helps.

Team size
  • 40 – 500
Time needed
  • 2.5 – 4
Space requirement

This indoor activity works best in a large, private function room with a good amount of open space. Team tables are optional when space allows. You’ll also want 4 large rectangular tables at the front of the room to hold all the bridge building materials. For groups larger than 50 people, we’ll need a microphone and speaker setup, and strongly suggest a riser for an elevated stage.

Ideal for
  • Support strategic planning
  • Improving cross-functional cooperation
  • Practicing risk and resource management
  • Focusing on planning versus action

TeamBonding is all about customization. Would you like specific elements of company branding, culture theme and/or mission statement woven into the introduction and debrief of your team building program? Just let us know what you have in mind.

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For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping teams like yours enhance open communication and build team camaraderie. If you want to rekindle the bonds your team once shared, or you’re assembling a new virtual team for the post-pandemic world, we are here to help.

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