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The Domino Effect

As organisations grow larger and more complex, it’s important to remember that everyone’s contribution matters, and that sometimes one bad move can cause the whole to fail.

In as little as an hour a team can build a huge colourful display of dominoes. The sense of achievement as each person’s contribution triggers the next is phenomenal.

Key points

  • Powerfully illustrates the power of everyone working to a shared objective
  • Requires respect, consideration and patience within the team
  • A great energiser or finale to a conference
  • Appeals to all ages and fitness levels
  • Suits groups from 6 to 160

The Domino Effect Team Building Activities

The Domino Effect starts with participants working alone, then in small teams before finally coming together to create a giant (possibly record breaking) display.

  • Designing intricate domino stunts
  • Seamlessly connecting with others
  • Focus on the individuals work whilst maintaining perspective on the whole
  • Working with precision and excellence

Sample Format

This event can be run at any time of day, indoors on a hard floor. If time is short a condensed version of the exercise can take less than 60 minutes, the example below shows the 3 hour option:

14.00 – Introduction and Video

14.10 – Warm Up Exercise
A warm up exercise gets participants used to handling dominoes whilst also exploring different peoples’ attitude to risk and the benefits of working in a team.

14.40 – Technique Development
While a video demonstrating 50 different domino stunts plays on a loop participants are encouraged to develop and perfect their own domino toppling tricks and techniques.

15.10 – Team Display
Teams now combine their talents to design a team display.

15.30 – Construction
Teams construct their displays in the designated area, taking care to connect with their neighbouring teams, thereby creating one giant domino toppling display.

16.15 – Break
Teams take a break while the final touches are put to the display.

16.30 – Testing!
The giant domino display is put to the test as the first falling domino stone sets off a chain reaction leading to thousands of coloured toppling dominos.

16.45 – Review
Teams review their element of the display, identifying how each individual contributed to the successful or otherwise finale.

17.00 – Close

Multitasking Team Challenge

This team building activity day requires brains, brawn and buckets of enthusiasm; ensuring every team member can participate and contribute.

Teams must proceed around a series of activity stations. At each activity they must compete against another team to win points or earn fun money.

Key Points

  • Designed to appeal to all comers
  • Great way to mix up people from across the organisation
  • Appeals to all ages and fitness levels
  • Suits groups from 20 to 200
  • Highlights individuals’ strengths
  • An energising alternative to time in the conference room

Multitasking Team Challenge Activities

We combine mentally challenging conundrums, physically testing pursuits and group games to ensure that the teams that play to their strengths, achieve success.

  • Analytical puzzles
  • Team Tasks
  • Bridge Building
  • Human Table Football
  • Circus skills
  • Blindfolded trials
  • Team trust exercises
  • Memory games
  • Lateral thinking activities
  • Navigation exercises

Sample Format

This event can be run at any time of day, all year round. We simply require access to a garden or series of indoor spaces. The activity can fit inside a 1 hour time slot but 3 hours is optimal.

14.00 – Introduction and assign teams

14.05 – Participants put on coloured bibs and cluster in their teams

14.10 – Our event manager briefs teams and hands out supporting information

14.15 – Teams head to their first challenge, earning points along the way

14.30 – First 30 minute head to head team challenges take place

15.00 – Teams move to their next challenge and compete against a different team

Refreshment stations available throughout

16.45 – Scoring and presentation of prizes

The Team Machine: it has a knock-on effect!

The tendency for teams to work in silos and lose sight of the bigger picture was the stimulus for our creation of this colourful large scale team building activity.

The secret to succeeding at Team Machine is collaboration and open communication, every team gets there in the end, although not as easily as you might expect.

Key Points

  • Suits groups from 8 to 80
  • Can be set up in less than 10 minutes
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Requires diligence and precision
  • Teams must take responsibility for their workmanship
  • Powerfully illustrates the impact of good and bad workplace behaviour
  • Demonstrates the importance of working to a shared goal

Team Machine Team Building Activities

Alongside the practical task of assembling the Team Machine there are important roles for those more adept at negotiating with other teams or solving analytical challenges.

  • Sharing insights and resources
  • Assembling large colourful mechanical sculptures
  • Solving code breakers to gain additional information
  • Team decision making
  • Collaborating across a number of teams
  • Persevering when success doesn’t come first time

Sample Format

This event can be run at any time of day, inside or outdoors, all year round. We simply require a clear space of at least 20 meters by 10 meters.

14.00 – Introduction
Introduction with Honda Cog film.

14.15 – Design and Build
Teams design and build cranes to retrieve partial images of their device.

14.30 – Image Exchange
Partial images are exchanged to acquire the full instruction manual.

14.45 – Device Assembly
Teams assemble their device following photographic instructions.

15.15 – Code Generation
Team members can also solve a series of numerical puzzles to generate a 4 digit code. If correct, this opens a safe containing a clue to the final sequence.

15.45 – Completion of the Team Machine
Teams come together sharing their clues and connecting their devices to create the complete Team Machine.

16.15 – Practice
Repeated practice runs test the reliability of their workmanship.

16.30 – Final Run
Once complete the final run commences culminating in an explosive finale.

16.45 – Review
Teams reflect on their success and review their performance.


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