This is a hands-on ‘real’ team building activity requiring real teamwork plus inter-team collaboration, negotiation and competition, which will have everyone in your team totally absorbed.
Team Building that Delivers
The Product Pipeline program is a corporate team building and training activity that includes fun and challenging interactive business simulation, encouraging participants to work together within small teams and the larger company. The metaphor? Delivering the product to the customer.
Each small group works as a “department” in an 8′×8′ area that is connected to the working areas of the other teams. The groups must use limited supplies to construct a marble delivery device that will transport a maximum number of marbles safely. The clincher is that each team’s section of the product pipeline must interface with those before and after it.
Two project managers that you elect oversee everything and uncover customer needs. Your pipeline has a minimum marble “revenue” requirement to meet. Pipeline departments also have budgets that they can spend at a “store” for select purchases of materials. Your company’s marketing department must present a wonderfully creative presentation for the pipeline before the final moment of truth. The diversity of roles means a chance for everyone to participate.
Examples of parallels or analogies back to your workplace could include:
- The competing, but connected teams can be likened to departments, branches or work teams.
- The “client” requesting the pipeline to be built can be likened to external or internal customers.
- The groups within the activity can be likened to a company’s supply chain – from sales through to delivery etc.
One large open ballroom clear of tables and chairs with enough space for each team to work in an 8×8 square. 20 sq ft per participant is a good guide.
- Ice breaker
- Fun pick-me-up
- Training in customer service
- Team building game
- Conference breakout sessions
- Indoor or outdoor use
We loved the team building event. It was fun and interactive. Unfortunately, my team didn’t do too well in the construction of the pipeline, but the full team approach was a huge success. Igor was fantastic!! He did a great job for sure
We had one of the best facilitators I've seen in a long time. Her approach/style was a very good fit for Gen9, and she got folks engaged immediately. Product Pipeline itself was completely on-target for our needs, and it was very interesting to hear comments in the debrief around what we could have done better.
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TeamBonding did exactly what we needed them to do. They helped us realize where improvements were needed in our team as well as in ourselves. The activities brought more awareness to individual biases and group behaviors, which led to many aha moments. We're still working on improving things but now we're more conscious about doing it together.
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