Operation Rollerball

Work across team boundaries with this collaborative team building activity

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Group Size

10 - 10000

Time Needed

2 - 3 hours

Ideal For

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Roles and Diversity
  • Overcoming Task Overload
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Improve Execution
  • Change
  • Fun and Motivation
  • Communication
  • Networking


Rollerball can be tailored for delivery within a variety of exciting themes:
  • Secret agent project
  • Myth and mystery/wizards device
  • Roller-coaster/theme park project
  • Space agency launch device
  • Ancient mythology

Event Description

Operation Rollerball is a great event that works equally well indoors or outdoors. Operation Rollerball is fun and fast-moving cross-functional team building activity involving collaboration and competition.

You are approached by a high-profile customer who is looking for a complex and unique device that must be constructed across several geographic areas. To be successful, the teams must break down functional barriers and each stage of the project must succeed for overall success. Internal and external customers must be handled effectively in order to deliver a final solution.

Teams need to plan and design their approach before executing and testing the working model of the complex design. It’s not all project management, as teams must also use their own creativity and innovation and make the best use of time and resources to meet the client’s needs. Of course, it’s not all plain sailing as – just like in business – the client’s needs change to make things even more demanding.

Operation Rollerball is challenging – but lots of fun, with plenty of twists and turns as teams unify their focus to achieve the most profitable and novel solution to their client’s brief. Cross-functional work, teamwork, creativity, innovation, internal and external customer focus, dealing with change, team roles, and diversity all come into play as you plan and execute. The cross-functional team building challenge lasts 2-3 hours, requiring a group of five or more people and can include themes, such as Space, Military, Pirates, Myths & Magic.

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Even with all of the packaged event options we offer, you may need something different. Maybe a special conference theme, favorite management book, ideal training model or a unique set of learning outcomes... We can help.

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