Hi tech team building …
Set in the near future, teams compete and collaborate to make First Contact with an alien intelligence that wants to test the human race to see if we are ready to join the intergalactic community. Suitable for indoors, a significant number of First Contact’s elements can be held outdoors weather permitting.
Suitable for any time from 1.5 hours to two full days, its characteristics include:
One robot per team!
Recommended for natural work teams and project teams.
Together with Max – a mobile robot with attitude – your teams will set about cracking intergalactic puzzles, learning and showing off their astro-navigational skills, moonwalking and a whole lot more.
This is a unique and engaging activity that delivers real team development and is great fun for all participants. Teams have to create plans that deal with unexpected challenges, tackle a wide variety of tasks to get a competitive edge and finally put their plans into action against one another.
Resistance is futile!
21st Century Team Building
Bring your team building into the modern age. First Contact:
- Uses technology in an innovative way that appeals to all
- Delivers genuine workplace improvements
- Simulates real team issues in a safe and enjoyable environment to stimulate individual and team learning
- Extracts maximum learning as a focused team action plan is generated for immediate use
As in real life projects, teams get the opportunity to plan how they will go about creating a successful outcome. Each team receives nearly all the information it needs to tackle the activity successfully. However they are told that a few vital pieces of information will not be available to them until they start to put their plans into action. So their plans need to be flexible enough to cope with "on the fly" changes.
Teams are in competition with one another, but there are some aspects to the activity that require them to collaborate to ensure that the human race is able to take advantage of this opportunity. The next chance may be thousands of years away!
Each team's robot – all of them are called "Max" – is a technological marvel and has real attitude. While some of the team get to grips with Max others will be earning their team a head start in the grand finale that will determine the immediate fate of the human race and, of course, the winners of your event!
Some participants will be demonstrating new found skills in gravitational mechanics. Some will be learning how to moonwalk and trying to win a team moonwalking race. Others still will be building their very own robot out of, well shall we say, less than ideal materials…
The finale is a great way to end the session as teams put their plans into action and their individual versions of Max negotiate a complex maze with the winning team taking all, with its team members becoming the most famous in all humanity. Or maybe just taking the plaudits of the other teams and maybe some prizes as well.
If you are looking for complete participant engagement and genuine team improvements, you may just have found exactly that.