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Interactive Teambuilding

Completely New, Cutting Edge Experiential Games

ACT's Interactive Teambuilding seminars (Half, One and Two day) are a combination of indoor and outdoor exercises, games, challenges, and puzzles in a variety of contexts. Our staff will work with your team to design and customize activities that are based on your specific learning objectives. All activities are designed to build off of previous games and exercises to help your group experience the necessary new awareness for your growth and immediate improvement. And with ACT's broad nationwide network, assistance in selecting a location is always available. 

Multi-Dimensional Exercises

All activities are safe and low impact. All exercises are mentally challenging and designed to impact the team at several levels. Team members often experience a moment of "process breakdown" and are forced to re-group, double their efforts, and perform a "gap analysis" between "where they are" and "where they want to be" ideally. And because it is built into the design, teams do not always succeed the first time they attempt an activity. Just as in the real working world, teams must overcome their learning curve, and when they do, there is always a great big "ah ha!" at the end of the activity.

This simple but fun oversized team buidling game of Giant Chinese Checkers is much more complex than meets the eye. In order to win, incredible big team integration is required and teams must constantly adapt based on constantly changing participants location, position and priorities.

In this simple, fun highly competitive game participants will be divided into multiple teams standing parallel to each other on a 100-foot long court. Each team will be given a ball with the goal of getting the ball down to the end of the court in the fastest time possible. As the level of complexity increases, the fun turns into serious game that requires real concentration. what starts out as a simple linear sequential activity soon becomes a powerful learning experience about shared leadership and task management.

The chaos that consumes every player in this crazy, big chunk process improvement chicken passing game (plastic or stuffed, no livestock involved) closely resembles the real life work place. This chaos is inescapable until all teams synchronize and work in unity. Process breakdown is inevitable in the workplace but as teams use their creativity, all problem can be overcome, even the presence of loud squawking chickens and other zany animals. A hysterical game that drives home Big team – small team integration in is simplest form.

Enhance process improvement and leadership. Promote risk taking and careful proactive planning. While having FUN!

In this small chunk incremental process improvement game, teams must simply pass a beach ball from one group to the next without “dropping the ball.” Dropping the ball has dire consequences in this game just as in the work place. The simple tasks requires absolute focus and tactical execution to succeed. Each team must manage their own circle of problems as well as look outside of their immediate environment to find best practice solutions. Nothing short of extreme strategic planning and outrageous communication will permit participants to achieve the desired results.

Trying to get your bearings is difficult if you’re blindfolded and trying to walk through a giant maze with people yelling in your ears from every direction. What’s even more difficult: trying to guide your blindfold maze walkers through the maze from a distance while competing among many other sighted managers for their attention. Beware, just as you think your team is going to win, the other team may come up with a more creative solution and tip the odds in their favor.

Although racing each other is a lot of fun, the secret to this exercise is in the building of the vehicles and designing their propulsion systems. Whether building your own boat or constructing a cart, the secret to the process involves strategic planning and anticipating unexpected process breakdown.

Just when you thought is was safe to manage your projects again, the “sharks” from the competition are out to get you. A number of unexpected obstacles and difficulties arise which must be overcome as a team in order to come out on top. Communication and teamwork between management and staff can be extremely important when your survival as a team depends on it.

This 3D Tic-Tac-Toe Project Management Strategy Board Game starts out with a very simple task of playing a 3 D version of Tic-Tac-Toe and adding layers of complexity. Suddenly when you least expect it, this simple fun game takes off with rocket power and transforms info an increasingly complex systems thinking matrix-driven task that will stump even the highest level management and executives.

All participants are led to a site and placed in the middle of a large 100 by 100 foot Rope maze. The team must overcome certain adverse conditions by using a series of complex communications and shared information. Team players must take responsibility for themselves and their team mates, while striving to achieve the objective of the game: finding the only highly classified top-secret exit. Simulates how corporate staff can easily become blindsided by lack of information.

High energy "jumping" combined with lots of fun keeps this competitive game moving at maximum speed. With the purely competitive goal of wiping out the other team though traditional checker moves, this game of Three Way Checkers adds a tricky twist: the fact that each team can take multiple offensive and defensive moves on the same turn. In perhaps the most rapidly changing game of all, no one ever knows what to expect next. The only way to survive and win is to control your reactions and make spur of the minute decisions and hopefully strategically relevant moves.

I’ve Got your Number Auditorium Version is a highly competitive hysterically funny game of strategy that can be used for large groups in the rigid seating arrangement of an auditorium. The very simple task is to rearrange certain patterns of numbers and letters that are spread all over the room with increasingly complex restrictions.

This simple game of traversing an invisible maze seems innocuous and easy but don’t be deceived. Even though each phase builds on the last one, there is no easy solution but effective planning makes the game go much easier.

In order to visit all the islands in the time allotted in this extremely mentally challenging game, strong clearly defined leadership and powerful follower-ship must be implemented. Bridging the communication gap between team members seems almost impossible unless teams learn quickly how to manage their limited time and resources. In fact, getting from one island to the next can be a futile process closely resembling the corporate world unless there is a clear synchronicity of effort.

This manufacturing simulation looks like a real “nightmare” at first glance but is really much more like reality that most participants would wish to admit. The goal of the game is simply to produce as many quality sets of A’s and X’s that meet the proper specifications as physically possible within the time limit.

Slide Checkers is the ultimate highly complex free-for-all strategic checker game. No one ever knows exactly what will happen in this game as all teams must carefully watch the other players and the board at all time because every move can affect every other team instantaneously. Since no two games are ever alike and things change so rapidly that you can only tell your next move when it is your turn, adapting well to change is of the essence to succeed in this game (and in the workplace).

Teams compete in a highly strategic competitive game of basketball using multiple sets of beach balls and 3 or more nets. This wild, out of control games is easily influenced by the environment, the way participants choose to strategize, and the degree of synchronicity of the entire team effort. This is a game of Organizational Alignment and it will quickly become apparent to what degree each group has attained this valuable and rare trait.

The goal of this simple 10 piece puzzle game is to get all the puzzle pieces arranged in the pattern prescribed by the facilitator. Since this games changes and gets more complex each round, teams must rely on each others group problem solving strengths to succeed in this competition.

The Two Way communication game creates clear, concise and compelling communication. This fascinating laugh out loud basic drawing game that shows the powerful differences between one way and two way communications.

This light, fun, competitive game will make you laugh out loud and get the juices flowing as teams compete to guess the drawings that are passed around the table. Don’t worry if you are terrible at art because the worst off you are at drawing the funnier the game is; in fact it is hysterical because most people are in the same boat artistically.

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