“Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build―or rebuild―your team? Based on the theories of John Maxwell, this seminar covers the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business.”
- Eliminate ego, insecurity and naiveté that hinders effective team work.
- Understand the importance of team goals.
- Elaborate places where players add the most value.
- Analyse weak links and establish strategies how to turn them into strengths.
- Discuss vision and identify its value for direction and confidence.
- Compare and contrast positive and negative attitudes and illustrate how they affect a high performing team.
Six indisputable laws of team work is an interactive team building work shop based on New York Times bestseller “The 17 indisputable laws of team work”.
This interactive, funny and mind-opening work shop includes analysis, theory, team exercises, team building activities, discussion and group work.
It is recommended for mature teams who have yet to obtain high performance.
The full day workshop includes six of Maxwell’s famous 17 laws of team work.
- The Law of Significance
- The Law of the Big Picture
- The Law of the Niche
- The Law of Mount Everest
- The Law of the Chain
- The Law of the Compass
The Law of Significance
“One is too small a number to achieve greatness.”
Participants are split into teams with various group sizes. Objective is to get colourful balls out of a jug and into a basket. Teams are only given two pieces of equipment: Water and bamboo pipes.
The Law of the Big Picture
“The goal is more important than the role.”
Teams are given a piece of canvas, paint and a sample picture. The objective is to make a perfect replica of the sample picture on the larger canvas using acrylic paint. Putting the pieces of canvas together in the right order, they will form a larger picture. What team members don’t know is that some of the pieces are left blank and some are intentionally made not fitting in.
The Law of the Niche
“All players have a place where they add the most value.”
By splitting the delegates into various teams and assigning roles to each player, the objective is to move a set of blocks from one side of the play field to another. This involves problem solving, communication, and physical strength. Teams who assign the right person to the right positions shall perform vastly better than teams who position their players randomly or deliberately in positions of weakness.
The Law of Mt. Everest
“As the challenge escalates, the need for teamwork elevates.”
Delegates are asked to build a human tower to collect rewards from high up in the sky. Each reward is on a slightly higher altitude and the higher up the reward, the more team work it requires to obtain.
The Law of the Chain
“The strength of the team is impacted by its weakest link.”
Participants go from one side of the minefield to the other without talking and being blasted away by the mines. The minefield consists of a grid of squares. One by one the team must cross safely, learning the correct route as they go. Ideally, teams cross the maze from all four sides in opposite direction.
The objective is to have all team members arriving at the other side of the maze while just one mistake will result in the entire team to start again from scratch.
In the debriefing, the facilitator will focus on the phenomenon that a single weak link in a chain will result in the breakdown of the whole.
The Law of the Compass
“Vision gives team members direction and confidence.”
Delegates brainstorm vision, core values, strategic objectives and other important business indicators on a flip chart. Then they are asked to choose the four indicators that are most important to them and their unit. With limited amount of material, teams create a compass with the objective to have the needle pointing towards the most important indicator.
This team building activity is a combination of seminar and activity. For best results, the seminar should be presented inside in a hotel conference room. We use breakout rooms, other conference rooms and practically any outside area to conduct the games and activities.
Discussion and debate is the main part of the activity. Following a presentation section, participants are given experiential tasks to complete in teams, after which group discussion is led by the facilitator.
The ideal length for the seminar is anywhere between a half day and three days. In half a day the basics of the model can be explained.
To get the most out of a seminar, a team survey should be completed before the event, and these results are then used in the seminar.
In addition, each topic is best explained with the use of an activity to follow, each one of which may take between 10 minutes and 1 hour depending on the activity.
Photographer or Videographer
Debrief with photo diary
Gifts for the winning team
Post course reports