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Iceberg

Highlights

  • Unusual and challenging
  • Learning-focused
  • Hands-on
  • Varied challenges

Now here’s a tip for a great team challenge that has more to it than the eye can see. To be more specific, the tip of an iceberg.

Unusual solar flare conditions have paralysed global communications. Yet somehow, a signal has got through to you. A stricken small cruise ship needs help and you are the only ones they can communicate with.

An Interesting Team Challenge

The ship’s captain, along with all the crew, has been incapacitated. None of the 20 passengers has any experience at sea. The ship is adrift and it seems that it is heading into iceberg territory.

A computer gives you communication to the distressed passengers and access to various useful pieces of information.

  • Can you calm the passengers down?
  • Can you assimilate the information and help them regain control of the ship?
  • Can you help them stabilise the crew?
  • Can you find out where they are and help them steer a course to safety for the ship and medical attention for the crew?

Good team work and communications will be essential if you are to succeed at this unusual and demanding team challenge!

Small teams of up to 10 people can work on this as a single team. Larger groups will be organised into teams all working on the same challenge, making it competitive. Yet there are also collaborative elements that force teams to work together on some of the tasks involved. This makes Iceberg a whole team challenge whatever your group size!

 

People engrossed tracking down the ship's location in the Iceberg team challenge

Logistics

  • Size: From 3 people up - no upper limit
  • Time: From 2½ hours to a day
  • Venue: Completely mobile, an indoors activity that can have a small amount outdoors in good weather, requires a seating table plus a small table and (ideally) a flip chart per team

Photos

Part of the team challange is to build a working boat!
Focused on communicating with the ship
Absorbing, dynamic action throughout
There's more than one fun and interesting team challenge in Iceberg!