At Summit Team Building we have taken a different approach to some of our team building programs and have designed them to be more of a team building workshop. A typical team building program is fun and light and focuses on the foundation of all high performance teams; relationship and culture.
Our goal at Summit Team Building was to take a traditional training oriented workshop and blend it with an experientially based team building program and create a team building workshop. This team building workshop would have the fun and engaging elements of the experiential team building program and the content and curriculum of the team training workshop.
An example is Summit Team Building’s Desert Survival Team Building Workshop. This classics team building workshop has been time tested and proven to offer a fun and engaging experience with direct team and organizational ROI.
This team building workshop is 2-3 hours in length and is perfect for the team that is looking for a fun team building session with a little more substance and learning. This session fits well within everyone’s comfort zone as it takes place in the meeting room and does not require and physical movement, role laying or team challenges. This team building workshop utilizes a workbook, tool cards, a power point and a video to bring the session to life.
Summit Team Building’s Desert Survival team building workshop presents the scenario of having crash landed in a small plane with your team in the Senora Desert. The plane has been destroyed and the pilots are dead. Before the plane burned you were able to retrieve 14 items to use for your survival. Your goal now is to rank them in their importance in your survival.
We utilize a quirky and fun role playing the video to introduce the challenge to the group. This video aspect adds a different and fun element the workshop format.
Each person must first rank the 14 items from highest to lowest in relationship to how important they are in your ultimate survival.
Once ranked individually, Summit Team building facilitators give the team tools, models and strategies for effective communication, brainstorming, conflict resolution and decision making. These tools and strategies work perfectly in this team building workshop, but the key is the ease at which these same tools can be used in the work environment to enhance communication, decision making, and conflict resolution. The team will then use these while coming to a consensus as to the group ranking of the 14 items.
The individual and team ranking are then compared to the ranking presented by a desert survival specialist. Not only do the team determine how they did personally and as a team when compared to the expert, but they learn real and valuable survival strategies. In almost every case the team raking scores better than the individual raking demonstrating the power and benefit of the team.
This is a fun, interesting, entertaining and educational team building workshop and one that you should consider when looking to get a little more learning from your team building experience by adding a team building workshop.