Following are only a few of more than 100 activities available to support your team in strengthening its ability to work together. The choice of activities for a specific team is determined by available time and space and by current team issues and challenges.
RACCOON CIRCLES – The facilitator gives a ten-to-twelve-foot length of one-inch-wide webbing, tied in a circle, to each group of ten to twelve people. The facilitator then presents a series of activities in which the team must work in balance and harmony to accomplish the tasks. The group achieves a rapport and unity that can only be believed when experienced.
GROUP JUGGLE – A group of people stands in a circle and is directed to throw an object, which establishes a pattern of throw around the circle. After the pattern is established and repeated at least once, the facilitator begins to give the starting person increasingly more objects of different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures until a large number is being tossed at one time. This activity helps bring out the importance of focus, how to handle chaos, what happens when someone “drops the ball” at work, and so on. This is an energetic, fun, and thought-provoking experience.
WILD WOOZY (A-FRAME) WALKOUT; THREE-PERSON TRUST FALL; WILLOW-IN-THE-WIND; THE GAUNTLET; TRUST WAVE – Each of these activities introduces trust at an experiential level and/or teaches participants “spotting” techniques. These activities require focus, communication, and interdependence. Each tests the willingness of participants to let go of control and be supported by others. Each activity also provides experience in diversity.