Nigel Atkins

Event Management

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Indoor Team Building Exercises

There are many types of indoor team building exercises to suit any budget.  Indoor team building exercises can take many forms from 20 minutes to an hour. Here are a few examples that we have on offer:

All of our team building exercises are motivational and can be run for a single team or a whole organisation. Possible aims include rewarding achievement, celebrating success or kick starting projects.

Benefits are:

 

Indoor Problem Solving Tasks

20 to 40 minutes

These tasks usually run with about 4 to 10 people in each team and consist of the planning and execution in the grounds of a training centre or hotel. Based on the 'planks and poles' theme but integrating planning and working to written briefs, these problem solving tasks identify strengths and weaknesses and contribute to the process of identifying short term targets.

Samples are:

·        Electric fence

·        Toxic liquid

·        Dalek navigating

·        Barrel bridge

·        Spiders web

·        Sphere Severe

·        Snake Pit

·        Film Making Day – Indoors and out! Make your own movie from the production to The Oscars.  It’s Hollywood for a day!

·        Art Attack - Team work at its most entertaining and ingenious

    'Art Attack'

 

Indoor Team Building Exercises

2 hours and over

 

ROLLERBALL - Indoor Version

Duration: 1½ to 2½ hours depending on the elements included

Numbers involved. 6 to 100+ people. Although this exercise can be run for 3 to 4 small teams, it works well with at least 4 teams of 4 people.

The objective is to give individuals the opportunity to measure their effectiveness as team members in these controlled situations so that with our help they will then be brought to realise what action is deemed necessary to develop and enhance team-working skills further. This will prove invaluable in all areas of personal development identifying strengths, weaknesses and contributions to the process of identifying short-term targets.

This exercise consists of the planning and execution by teams divided into sub groups who are each allocated to a working area. The set is based on European Countries. Each sub-unit works in a specified area and is tasked with designing and constructing a section of the ‘Rollerball’ track meeting set design specifications and ultimately linking to other teams’ constructions. Teams will need to interact and share information in order to develop an effective process to ensure that the spheres travel through all the necessary zones meeting the requirements and constraints of the exercise. For example, the sphere must travel from one zone through other specified zones, negotiating right angle bends, free falls and must travel in those zones for a minimum time Period.

    'Rollerball', Manchester United

The is also a meeting of leaders element built into the exercise enabling team leaders to ‘fly’ to congress in a neutral country. There are limited resources available to the group in their working areas and each team has a budget with which to purchase extra resources from the ‘shop’. Once again, collaboration will enhance results. Team will also rewarded for originality and creativity.

 

CHRISTMAS ROLLERBALL - Indoor Version

Duration: 1½ to 2½ hours depending on the elements included

           

 

GLOBAL PROSPECTOR - Indoor Version

Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on the elements included

Numbers involved. 10 to 100+ people. Although this exercise can be run for 3 to 4 small teams, it works well with at least 4 teams of 6 people.

The objective is for all teams to make as much money as possible by the execution of a series of tasks within a stated time scale in order to generate income. Although working as ONE organisation, each team has the opportunity to excel and will be scored separately.

You can generate income by completing a number of tasks in the ‘Klondyke Mines’ and by identifying the location of 3 prospect locations, Gold, Silver & Oil. Each task has a maximum score of £20,000. The instructors can award money for part completion and for effort at their discretion.

 

BW INDUSTRIES - Indoor Version

Duration: 3 to 5 hours

Numbers involved. 6 to 60+ people. Although this exercise can be run for 1 team, it works well with at least 2 teams.

The objective is for all teams to make a profit. Although working as ONE organisation, each team has the opportunity to excel and will be scored separately. The exercise involves the planning and execution of a series of tasks within a stated time scale in order to generate income. Each team must complete 5 tasks allocated to them, however, completing more tasks can generate more profit.

 

 

APOLLO 13 - Indoor Version

Duration: 1 to 2 hours (depending on numbers of teams and presentation times)

Numbers involved. 6 to 100+ people. Although this exercise can be run for 1 team, it works well with at least 2 teams in competition.

This exercise is to design, build, present and launch a rocket system that will carry an egg to a minimum height of 100 feet and return it to the ground unbroken. All resources for this exercise are to be located in a shop where a price list will be on display. No extra resources may be used. The launch apparatus is set up on location outside the venue.

   All of the planning and building is indoors, however the presentation stage is outside for the last 10 minutes of 'Apollo 13', Middlesex

This exercise may also include the development of a marketing campaign that coincides with the delivery of the product. These must be presented to the ‘customer’ (Event Manager & Tutor), before departing to the launch site.

This exercise is a real BIG FINISH to any event.

 

BOND - Indoor Version

Duration: 3 to 5 hours

This execution of this exercise takes most of the day. The group is handed a project at breakfast from an agent who has had to make an urgent exit! The team will then be faced with a changing and unfolding scenario with apparently competing objectives and limited resources.

     Planning during 'Bond', Milton Keynes

There are a number of projects to undertake and the group will need to prioritise the order of these to consider time restraints, availability of resources, personnel and information received. All the constraints, problems, pressures and hurdles of real life will be mimicked in these controlled exercises so that conclusions and learning points can be drawn out to be used back at work.