Team development is an ongoing process, teams continually
develop as new challenges present themselves. Often in a group there
are members who are not sure of their place in the group or of their
role within the group. By having a task to perform, the group is given
a practical example of what it is to write a mission statement. Initially
there may be some difference of opinion but once everyone has a clear
picture of what the group wants to achieve, team members will be more
likely to notice similarities bringing a sense of two heads being better
By working towards a goal which does not require
members to compete against each other but rather keeping any form of
conflict to a minimum by allowing each member to employ their strengths
to the betterment of the team and reaching their ultimate goal and any
new goals they may set.
(vehicle floating) Team and truck are challenged
to cross a dam in only 2 hours - without getting wet! Worldclass
exercise with the focus on Worldclass performance!! "The
Master the age old skill of rope making and then put your abilities
to the test by seeing if your hand made rope can pull a vehicle
and if it can, how far?
(bushmen "secret") Teams make fire with
fire-making sticks - the bushman way! Fascinating exercise demonstrating
that success is always possible, even with only "primitive"
equipment available. "When there is smoke, there is not fire
LADIES BLINDFOLD SOCCER
(great team fun!!) Coaches guide blindfolded
players to achieve a common goal. Hilarious exercise exposing
everyone to the player/coach role - valuable lessons to learn
in communication and coaching!! "The goal is more important
than the role"
Moving planks without carrying them, only rolling
them along on the logs provided
The idea is to get across the water –
not into the water! Teams are challenged to do this with as
little as possible equipment.
Teams must try to build the highest tower using
only the equipment available. The aim is to build the highest
tower which remains standing once the building ends.