About | This simple game involves physical movements as a team from a starting to the finishing line. However, team members will have to help and support each other to progress down the path.
Goal | Promote cooperation and interdependence between members in the team
Emphasis | Cooperation, Interdependence
Items | None
Size | Any from 4
Setting | Open Space
Time | 30 minutes
- Divide the group into teams of at least 4 members each.
- Prepare a starting line (it could be a tape or rope over the floor or an imaginary one) and a finishing line at some distance apart.
- Ask each members in the team to find something to balance on his/her head. It can be their wallet, a book, small rock, etc.
- The goal is to walk as a team and cross the finishing line TOGETHER as a team.
- Tell them it is not so easy as the following rules apply:
- During the walk, no one may hold the item on their head in place.
- The owner cannot touch his item. If it falls, someone else must pick it up and place it back on the owner’s head.
- Items must be on everyone’s head when the team crosses the finishing line.
- Everyone in the team must step over the finishing line at the same time.
- How was the experience of crossing the finishing line together?
- Can you relate this to the workplace or your team experience – people moves at different pace and with different skills and weaknesses?
- Are you used to helping others to complete their tasks?
- What else could you have done to help others to achieve the common team goal?
- Give examples of situations where you can help others to achieve a team goal.
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