Bridge building (team building)
Building bridges to the future is a creative workshop aimed at team building for small and large groups, which takes place in an active and recognizable way. highlight any bottlenecks in the collaboration.
Why is team building important?
The core of team building is to make a group of people, in this case your colleagues, closer. A close-knit team ensures better cooperation. Team building is important for good communication. With team building you work on both verbal and non-verbal communication to perform (even) better. This good communication ensures that work is done more efficiently and more result-oriented. A good team building ultimately also ensures that you enjoy going to work and that there is a nice atmosphere at work.
Build a bridge to the future with the bridge building game
The bridge building game is really a team building game where communication is super important. In combination with a reflection session, this game provides many valuable insights.
You also get to know your colleagues in a fun way. You will see another side of them that you may not have noticed before. OutFinally, as a team, you do your utmost to win and achieve the best results during the bridge building game, which is also reflected in the workplace.
“Building bridges was the perfect kick-off and team building game for our diverse and globally dispersed team. For the success of the bridge, the essence of havinga master plan' (vbefore you start haphazardly), that it is important to talk, listen and learn from each other and that our team spirit will take us a long way.”
Wool act (networking)
Wouter Hesseling is deliberately announced as a serious speaker. The public expects this 'Business Guru' to be a upresentation on a popular topic such as the network economy. In his story he makes some humorous remarks about this subject, the organization and the meeting. Gradually it turns out that there is a playful act.
When Wouter takes out a ball of wool, it becomes clear that he has other intentions than giving an introduction on a serious subject. He invites the public to build a special network. Accompanied by exciting music, balls of wool appear and the participants jointly create a colorful network. Within 10 minutes, all participants are literally connected and the room buzzes with energy
Humor and energy
After an afternoon full of (PowerPoint) presentations, we concluded with the Wol-act and focused on networking and knowledge sharing. With a lot of humour, speed and enthusiasm, the whole room was swept away and buried under a blanket of woolen threads…
The strategic communication game
is based on the ideas of Eliyahu Goldratt. He wrote the well-known management book 'Het Doel' and states: to improve processes is it necessary to solve bottlenecks in the cooperation.
Bottlenecks are often seen as a purely logistical matter. In fact bottlenecks in organizations are often caused by purely human factors. Egos, poor communication, rigid organizational structures, compartmentalized thinking, top-down versus bottom-up, lack of flexibility and creativity, getting stuck in the old paradigms, etc.
In the strategy game, simple assignments are used, which are then adjusted and must be carried out under time pressure. As a result, there is no more time for 'political correctness' and the team members show their natural behavior. It immediately becomes visible when this leads to lesser results.
A simple and at the same time challenging game with balls and a huge suitcase makes many of these processes visible and tangible. The lead time (throughput) is greatly improved by a combination of system analysis, brainstorming, reorganizing, constantly wanting to improve, collaboration and clear communication.
The strategy game forms a snapshot of the current cooperation of all participants in the group. Direct insight into the way of dealing with each other's creativity, (crazy/impracticable) ideas and solutions.
It also quickly emerges which decision-making processes do and do not work in this group and what choices need to be made under (time) pressure. What responsibility everyone has in such a process is certainly implicit, but often also explicitly discussed. And always with respect, fun and guts.
The Strategic Communication Game was experienced as a huge boost by all participants. It generated a lot of energy and interaction and provided practical insights. Overall, More Balls Than Most's approach was professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and I absolutely recommend them for a team building event!”