Build real bridges …
Team building is so often about building metaphorical bridges between team members. In this challenging and involving activity however, there is nothing metaphorical about these bridges! Suitable for indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.
Suitable for any time from 3 hours to a full day, its characteristics include:
Project management focus
Engaging and challenging
Encourages wider perspectives
Great team building
Recommended for engineers and other practically-minded groups.
A major construction company needs a partner to build footbridges. Whoever wins the partnership will be guaranteed significant business for the next 3 years.
Your teams will compete to win the contract. At the heart of the bidding process is the requirement to design and build a 1:100 scale model of a prototype bridge using only the materials supplied to the best cost possible.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, depending on the weather of course!
Will Your Team Succeed?
Can the teams ask the right questions of their prospective partner to help them design a solution that really meets the requirement? Can they adapt their design process as new information becomes available? Can they cope keep the cost down yet still meet the need? Teams need:
- To ask the right questions to help them design a solution that really meets the requirement
- To adapt their design process as new information becomes available
- To keep the cost down yet still meet the need
- To design, build, test and demonstrate their solution to the customer’s problem
Bridge tests each team’s creativity, practicality, adaptability, commercial acumen and its ability to handle multiple tasks. All types of skill are required, so no one will sit out on the sidelines.
As the activity draws near to the end, everyone comes together for the grand finale. Each team gives a sales pitch to the major construction company and demonstrates the effectiveness, robustness and safety of its prototype.
Why did the chicken cross the road? It doesn’t matter so long as it uses our bridge to do it!