Know your team’s strengths
Compelling simulation that makes visible how different team members view different kinds of tasks at work and each other in a constructive and positive manner. After the simulation your team is better at delegating tasks and communicates better about the different roles. The simulation makes visible not only the strengths of different people, but also how team members see and feel each other. Often teams discuss their views on their colleagues during the simulation and create a common understanding of effective division of work.
Perfect as part of a team day or as the team’s first simulation.
This simulation helps in understanding your colleagues and especially their preferences regarding different kinds of work tasks. The simulation creates mutual understanding and empowers better team self-guidance.
The essence of this simulation consists of different factors affecting team work, including concentration, creativity, tolerance to conflict, and performing. The simulation frees the mind of the work roles and provides an opportunity for discussion on hidden strengths and different roles at work and at spare time.
In the background story, your team has decided to participate in the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich. This is a story of your travels to Germany. The exercise consists of 10 short situations along the way. In each situation, you need to solve who in your team would be the best person to solve the case at hand. After each situation, there will be a facilitated discussion where the choices are explained and others’ views are heard.
CLAIM 1: CRITICAL VIEWPOINT
Who would prefer tasks that require a critical viewpoint?
CLAIM 2: ACCURACY
Who in your group is careful enough and prefers paying attention to the detail?
CLAIM 3: LISTENING TO OTHERS
Who in your group would most prefer supporting the troubled person and to listen to their concerns?
CLAIM 4: TOLERANCE TO CONFLICT
Which one in your group would mind least about conflicts and disagreements between people?
The simulation is based on McClelland’s motivational theory, Jung’s personality theory and Belbin’s team roles. On the basis of these theories, we have chosen such themes on team awareness that facilitate discussion on the most important areas of learning and preferences affecting the team’s operations.
- Create mutual understanding on team members’ preferences
- Bring out hidden strengths of team members
- Make visible the current practices and roles in the team
- Increase the effectiveness of team actions through mutual understanding
- Teams of 4-16 persons working together. The simulation promotes team cooperation. Also suits temporary teams, project teams, and remote teams.
- The duration of the simulation is about 2 hours.