In this challenge each team will need to construct a bridge using carefully selected building materials such as Pop Sticks, Straws, Paper etc. that will “bridge a gap” and allow the team remote control car to travel from one side of the room to the other on the new Super Highway.
Teams will need to adhere to design & construction specifications but ultimately all teams will need to come together as one in order for them to succeed in their task of building the new super highway and getting the car from one side of the room to the other.
Bridging the Gap can be referenced and themed towards many different scenarios within the corporate world. This bridge represents a metaphor that we all play an important role in the success of the operation. When there are gaps within the organisation, its a lot harder to achieve our goals. We need to trust that the bridge is accountable and can support us in getting us to our end destination.
One of the biggest roadblocks companies can face is change! Company structures, staffing, procedures and policies change at a rapid rate and some of us take longer than others to embrace or adapt to change. Bridging the Gap can represent the movement towards the other side and the welcoming of a new start. This program requires the team to make this change all together as one united team.
Outcomes: Problem Solving, Planning, Collaboration, Communication, Delegation, Teamwork
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Here is just a sample of what our past clients felt about our programs.
Thoroughly enjoyed our Bridging the Gap, it was a good ice-breaker particularly as there was a language/cultural difference.
The program co-ordination couldn’t have been better!
Darren got everyone engaged and they all took part. Even the ‘head man’ who, because of their culture would normally stand back and let everyone else do the work. The temptation was too much and he joined in too – we even got a photo of him with the glue gun!
Service was superb from beginning to end, particularly as it was all done at such short notice and arranged ‘out of business hours’. Would always recommend you as team building facilitators of choice.
All the staff loved our Bridging the Gap program. I even had a few messages last night thanking me for organising the session. A great result. Total Team Building were very easy to deal with. They took care of everything, which allowed me to also enjoy the session. Nicole was wonderful, friendly and easy to work with. Keep doing what you are doing! Thank You.
Building the Bridge was a total and complete success – Wonderful! We loved the team and received rave reviews. Jason & Deryn’s facilitation was fabulous – keep being awesome. We really appreciate everything you did. It was the perfect exercise for the whole team to do! Well done!
Was good fun and a great exercise. A lot of great feedback and it was enjoyed. I made a deliberate effort to stand back (I am normally in the middle of everything) and watch and be an underling in the process. I wandered a lot of groups do the gofer job for our group and saw plenty of strong interaction and a lot of fun being had.
Rules were clear and they were approachable in the exercise. Will be calling on your services again in the future and would recommend to anyone.
It was really well organised and facilitated by Darren. Giving the gifts to the school children was awesome.
Darren was easy to listen to and kept the event flowing nicely. It was great the way he got the team members to talk to each other and other teams.
It was a great event, a great venue and a fun exercise – everyone got involved which was great. We’ll definitely do one again.
Every team member really enjoyed the Bridging the Gap team challenge. We all found it very fun and everyone participated effectively to achieve the challenge. Jason was fantastic, friendly & very professional. He arrived early with everything organized for the build a bridge challenge. The day ran very smoothly. We will defiantly be contacting you in the future for other team building activities.
I’d like to share my experience working with Katie and Darren from Total Team Building. Together, we’ve run three programes for three very different teams. One of these days comprised a full day event beginning with a bridge building exercise and finishing off with the Adventure Quest. The participants were SCADA engineers who were brought together from other sections to create one team. This was the first time most of them had worked on a single project. Total team building created a bespoke program for the team to encourage them to work together better.
The first event, the bridge building challenge, had the engineers split into 8 teams making a bridge – the caveat was that everyone had to complete the task for everyone to be successful – shared success. The second event was the Adventure Quest, a modern 21st century take on a treasure hunt. Each team followed a route around Kings Park. During the event, the facilitator inserted random clues that were specific to individuals or teams such as cryptic clues, finding nicknames, random SCADA facts and so on – it was very interactive and as communication engineers, they loved it. A huge advantage was that the teams were in constant communication with us and the other teams which generated friendly competition and a sense of ‘One team”
For me as the organiser, having a digital event with instant messaging meant that I was able to better understand the personalities within the teams and come up with ongoing strategies to support them to achieve their business deliverables. For the teams, it was a fun walk in the park where groups worked together solving clues whilst getting to know each other. For a fun outdoor event with a modern twist, I’d recommend Total Team building’s Adventure Quest.
I thought the Bridging the Gap was great. It afforded me the opportunity to see how my team members work together outside of a shift.
The program co-ordination was awesome, it was an fantastic experience. Would be so happy to do this again next year.
Jason did a great job, was polite, well presented and managed to get the Staff engaged to complete the task required.
Thank you for a great service and suggesting the team building exercise that we completed. I will be recommending this company to others who want to improve their teams.
The Bridging the Gap program is a really great idea, lots of subtle messages. In the beginning it seems a little overwhelming however how it unfolds is brilliant. The program was very structured and well explained. As organisers, we could relax knowing the activity was going to be managed perfectly by TTB. Darren’s facilitation was excellent. Very clear and he articulated the activity well. TTB are a pleasure to work with, they make our lives so much easier. We have worked with TTB twice now for 2 very different activities and both have been fantastic and very well received by our staff.
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