Program outlineSee your colleagues unite as they project manage a conveyor belt of tasks and dedicate their talent to producing toys for disadvantaged youngsters. Whether positioned in a conference breakout session or the company workplace, Toy Factory is a flexible and new approach to teambuilding that upholds a community conscience. Provided with a mixed bag of whacky wooden parts teams are challenged to combine components and produce a range of high quality children’s toys. Three-dimensional blueprints guide participants through the process and detail a whole gamut of toy designs. Not only is quality output important, success in Toy Factory is also measured in delivering the goods to deadline. Teams must work together to stay on target. The planning stage sees the group indentifying components, managing the flow, taking individual responsibility and forming a production line. Once quality checked, the toys are then creatively decorated with company colours or brand livery if the client chooses. In the second phase some out of the box thinking is required as teams are also tasked with creating engaging and educational games using the newly assembled toys. A fun informal finale allows each team to take stage in turn and demonstrate unique activities that maximize the play value of their toys. The toys and any game material will all be donated to a local children’s charity, school or home.
Learning and development outcomes
Create efficient production lines and quality control systems to achieve customer satisfaction in a real-world situation. Not only do you get insight into customer service issues, but the toys you create have an impact for your real end customers - children in need.
Corporate Social Responsibility ideas
Toy Factory was developed specifically with CSR in mind. To see how other activities can be used in a CSR context please visit our CSR page here using the button below and explore the links to the teambuilding activities listed.