Taking place in the Trucial States, dating back to the 1800s where families negotiated to increase their wealth by trading in dates, camels, fish, spices, pearls, water, money and the all-important information. Arabian Market is a game of influencing skills – fast, memorable and pragmatic, guaranteeing that every participant will talk to one another at some stage. The Arabian Market event maximises on networking interactions and clearly understanding the value of information.
How It Works
Split into ‘families’ and armed with a pouch of Arabian themed trading goods, maximising their family wealth is the challenge for every team. They will need to understand the needs of others by using questioning and negotiation skills. Working on a win/win solution for all parties is essential for families who want to succeed.
Bean Around the World
Bean Around the World captures the essence of understanding customers’ needs in a changing market. A business simulation game where teams explore issues of short term productivity versus long term strategy in a highly charged trading environment.
How It Works
Teams negotiate, build relationships and trade to increase the value of their coffee business, with objective results. It explores issues such as short term productivity versus long term strategy, trust building, win-win negotiating, managing customer and supplier needs within a complex supply chain and the power of information. A fast paced, dynamic and highly thought provoking game which will fire up any conference program.
Bridging the Divide
How It Works:
The final construction component sees all teams collaborating by combining their individual bridges to make one single unbroken bridge, emphasizing the importance of individual team roles to the success of any large goal. A fun, engaging, hands on event with very powerful metaphors. The efforts of all teams are rewarded at the exciting grand finale - driving a remote controlled vehicle over the total length of the extended bridge. Delegates feel a great sense of unity as they are literally “linked” together in a powerful demonstration of successful collaboration.
Teams employ educated guesswork and bluff as they venture into the intriguing world of antiques
How it works
Teams browse the curios. Simple questions will provoke lively debate as to age, value and intended use of each item. Teams then take it in turns to provide three descriptions of an antique, only one of which is correct. The other teams guess which description is the correct one. The truth is revealed and the winners awarded prizes!
Teams create a giant flowing domino masterpiece! When set off, the fastest and most creative domino rally wins!
How it works: Each team will be charged with creating their very own giant Domino masterpiece, each with their own intricacies and adaptations. The first part of the activity will require teams to compete for various items that will be included in their domino structure such as light bulbs, books, balls and pins.
Depending on how teams fare in these early challenges will determine how simple their final task becomes. Once this initial competition has ceased each team will be given their dominos and all materials they have earned to build a masterpiece, that eventually will pop their balloon.
Global Innovation Game
How it Works
Organise: Playing cards are dealt to each team, ensuring an even mix of Object, Tech & Data cards.
Innovate: Team members then choose a card of each colour and create either a Smart Object, Service or Tool.
Validate: Each Team picks the best idea from their table, and validate the chosen team idea and create a two-minute pitch which they will deliver to the room.
Pitch: All Teams pitch their idea to the room.
Invest: Teams then invest with our banker putting game money down on the idea they like most.
Meditainment uses the latest in audio technology for an amazing 20-40 minute interactive audio-visual meditation experience.
How it works
Room lights fade as the experience begins “Sit back and relax as you are about to embark on a meditative journey of imagination.” With 70 different journey combinations to choose from, delegates vote for their preferences to make it uniquely suited to your audience.
The delegates then close their eyes, relax and listen to a rich soundscape of an imaginary meditation journey led by a soothing voice, stunning music, sound effects and on screen imagery.
An ingenious way to represent the power of one team one goal. Imagine for a minute the power of a Mexican Wave and the way that it livens up an audience. Instead of simply throwing your arms in the air now imagine that the whole audience is holding a lightweight railway track in the air above their heads and transporting cargo along it.
How It Works: We bring this railway track to your meeting or conference in small parts and your team must first construct it, before connecting each part to the people either side of you. As the group raise and lower their arms in sync, they are then able to transport brightly coloured balls around the room.
The activity is rich in analogy enabling you to reinforce key conference messages in a meaningful way. There is also the option to brand the balls to represent a key product, an in-house process that might be changing or a group of people making a particular journey. This can be as intricate or simple as you wish.
Need 4 Speed
Need 4 Speed is a time and motion study in miniature, a frenetic table based intervention that actively encourages participants to review and improve performance. Faced with a jumble of model components teams must switch into overdrive to assemble a range of ‘snap together’ concept cars in record time.
How It Works: Optimising flow is critical to success as teams are challenged to form ultra efficient assembly lines and shave seconds off successive build times. Speed is rewarded but small mistakes can see teams slipping down the leader board. As the learning progresses and each stage is reviewed, the focus moves from individual team times to sharing best practice between teams to achieve the best possible aggregate production time. Never has they been a more important time to explore process improvement, Need 4 Speed is a great platform to ignite discussion within a context of practical fun.
A highly interactive workshop designed to help people understand how their own individual personality drives how they prefer to communicate, and how this fits with working together in teams. Eye opening, instructive and with long lasting impact for all team members.
How it works
Individuals complete a personality preference assessment, with supporting materials to help explain the meaning of words and options. The assessment is self scoring and the results are recorded and shared with the overall team. The lead facilitator will make a short presentation, describing the basis for each personality shape.
An iterative problem solving exercise that focuses on managing relationships. The ingenious, tactile task equipment for ‘Integrity’ is hand crafted in workshops offering gainful employment for people with disabilities.
How It Works: Teams pit their wits around a circuit of tricky 3-dimensional tasks. At the start of each task, a volunteer umpire drops back from the outbound team to monitor the inbound team. Once time is up, that umpire scores the team according to seven performance criteria and the umpire is then scored by the team (each team holds five ‘Integrity Stones’ to award to the umpires at their discretion). After a mind-bending rotation of five physical conundrums, teams declare their total hard-earned score sheets plus ‘Integrity Stones’ and the winners are revealed.
Win it in a Minute
Win It In A Minute is a fast paced, action packed competition where teams have to complete a number of challenges, but only have 1 minute in which to complete them!
How It Works
Table based teams are presented with a simple sounding challenge, using a range of every day objects – e.g. apples, string or paper. The simple sounding task becomes a LOT harder when they only are allowed 1 minute to complete it! Exercises encourage teamwork & communication in a fast paced, time pressured atmosphere. Thinking clearly under pressure is vital to success, and can your team beat the others to the prize?
Some activities are done by the team on the table, others require a volunteer from each team to compete for their team in front of the group.