Uniting Teams with Bridging the Divide

Bridging The Divide Collaborative teamwork to build a bridge

Overview

  • 1 hour - 2 hours
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Collaborative
  • Minimum: 24
  • Maximum: Unlimited

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Bridge more than one divide by working in unison to design and construct an impressive bridge

Program outline

Introducing Bridging The Divide…

Bridging The Divide is a motivational, engaging and hands-on event that evokes very powerful metaphors. All departments of your organisation are required to strive towards their own goals but simultaneously play a vital role in the bigger picture. In a powerful, yet simple message, the efforts of every team are literally ‘linked’ together as the teams construct a bridge that is structurally sound, sufficiently stable and large enough to allow a bulky remote-controlled vehicle to traverse it safely without mishap. Each team faces their own individual challenges as they overcome limited resources, communication barriers and strict timelines, whilst all the while working to customer specifications. Teams can be rewarded for their creative engineering, best branding or most efficient use of resources. However, each team must not only focus on their immediate task but also play their vital role in ensuring the success of the company-wide project. Bridging The Divide is an exciting, collaborative construction project that enables teams to grapple with the expectations of diverse stakeholders whilst creating an amazing structure they can all be proud of.

What will happen during Bridging The Divide?

  • Each of your teams will be asked to build a section of a bridge to a customer’s expectations and specifications, whilst simultaneously acting as a supplier to another adjacent team. 
  • Throughout the exercise they will have to manage with limited resources, adhere to strict contractual timelines and overcome various communication barriers.
  • Each section of the bridge should be creatively designed, appropriately decorated and branded as necessary by each team - all in accordance with their customer and supplier guidelines.
  • Once the teams have finished their respective sections, each component of the bridge will be installed as part of a huge, extended company bridge.
  • In an exciting grand finale, one of your team members will drive a remote-controlled vehicle over the total length of the extended bridge.
 

Learning and development outcomes

A challenging team building exercise where each team is both a supplier and a customer.  The end goal is fully collaborative, and success requires ongoing customer relationship management and an understanding of the knock-on effects of good or poor communications.

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Bridging the Divide can be tailored so that each bridge portion is presented by the team as the rationale for the side messages concerning sustainable development. The end goal requires teams to share resources, minimise unnecessary journeys, control budgets and use recycled materials wherever possible. It’s a route to creating awareness of the impact of any project on the environment and the expectations of diverse stakeholders.

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Overview

Key Business Benefits

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Cross Functional co-operation
  • Energising a conference
  • Fun & Motivation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Managing change
  • Practical leadership
  • Risk management
  • Strategy Communication
  • Team Dynamics
  • Uniting Teams

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