Each team collaborates on a quest to remotely solve a series of logic puzzles as they travel through an imaginary world. Can they work out how to cross the bridge to escape from the zombies, or breakout from the castle dungeon by guessing the correct door?
- Ensure remote teams are still engaged with each other and the job
- Enhance group online communication skills
- Heighten sense of online group productivity
- Use Video Conferencing to fullest potential
- Great fun for the whole team at an entry-level
- Easily customizable to fit your specific needs
- Helps to hone online conferencing skills using built in tools and other apps available online
- Builds trust and confidence between team members
- Stimulates creativity and innovation
This activity may be done as a standalone sessions with teams solving a number of riddles following one storyline, finishing one problem before moving onto the nest. Or, we often use one puzzle as a an option in our online with fun program.
TED puzzles are introduced with a video explaining the problem, and a handout for the teams to describe the rules and the conditions. Teams are separated into smaller groups to work on each problem, usually in competition with the other teams to see who can be the first to solve them all!
Each puzzle takes between 10 and 20 minutes on average, although quick thinking teams may solve one in record time of course! For a half day team building activity, up to 10 individual puzzles may be put together in a half-day session to last up to 3 or 4 hours, with each puzzle leading onto the next one in a brain-storming escape adventure!
• Learn how approach a problem together as a team
• Practice problem solving skills
• Improve out of the box and creative thinking
• Get everyone on the team involved with a challenge abd break out of silos
• Take a light hearted break from real life issues and challenge your team
• Sharpen your wits by playing a series of challenging games
This seminar is conducted in an online setting specially adapted for remote and virtual teams that are bound to working from separate geographic locations and across time-zones or simply prefer to follow a seminar online versus coming together in a physical setting.
TED Education Puzzles are challenges based on the ones presented on the famous YouTube channel with the same name.
This event is staged online using a combination of ‘Zoom Meetings’ and a selection of other software and websites, all of which are easily accessible or free to download. We can send an invitation via email containing all instructions and links prior to the event. We highly suggest installing the relevant programs and using a desktop or laptop for full experience. Tablet and smart phone access is possible but will contain less functionality.
Scoring and a winning team is not applicable as this is not a competitive activity, however this may be implemented upon the client’s wishes to add another dimension to the event.
The event briefing takes place in the central video conference room. The briefing will include a short tutorial for how to use the Video Conferencing software and best practices for operating within a group video chat. i.e. muting microphones when not speaking, looking at camera when speaking etc. After the briefing, participants will be separated into teams and invited by the facilitator to separate chat rooms, then the lead facilitator gives further instructions and objectives for the activity. The de-brief takes place again in the central video conferencing room. Briefing and de-brief usually take around 15 minutes each but can be extended upon request for more in-depth analysis of team performance.
Starting with a two to four hour half day option, this activity can be expanded to an eight hour full day event.
01.00 pm – Introduction to the model
01.15 pm – Demonstration activity and debrief
01.30 pm – Presentation of the model
02.15 pm – Experiential exercise
02.30 pm – Debrief exercise with facilitator led discussion
02.45 pm – Break
03.00 pm – Presentation continues
03.45 pm – Experiential exercise
04.00 pm – Debrief exercises facilitator led discussion
04.15 pm – Practice workshop using theory model in separate groups
04.45 pm – Final debrief
05.00 pm – End of seminar
People per Team
Below are three options for TED Education Puzzles with different inclusions and rates all tailored to best match your budget and requirements. The Bronze option is a fixed program with few inclusions but the Silver and Gold packages include extra benefits and allow selection of some or all challenges. On the pricing page we offer further optional extras. The full day activity will have up to double the number of challenges.
All options include
One Western lead event instructor
Interstitial (between challenges) quick fire discussion topics
One facilitator per 40 pax
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Raw footage of live stream for internal training purposes
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Introduction to an additional model of your choice
+Activity material send to participants in a gift box