The task for this construction game is to construct a self-supporting bridge, using only the 24 sticks provided. No other equipment is allowed and it must support a one kilogram weight.
A straightforward task but careful planning and communication are required – can you go the extra mile, like all high performing teams?
Participants start construction of the bridge, beginning at both ends. The bridge brings them closer together as the two parts of the bridge become one. The key factors for success are coordination, cooperation and adjustment (as regards the method of construction) between the two subgroups.
It is vital the team thinks first because in the excitement and momentum of solving problems, buying resources and seeing your bridge materialise, it is hard to keep cool.
TOTAL FLEXIBILITY - TAILOR THE GAME TO THE GROUP
This challenging construction game is easily adapted to focus on different key skills, such as leadership and teamwork. The Trainer's Guide and Team Briefing Sheets offer several options of running the game.