Overview of Tied In Knots
are shown a series of ropes, as in above. Without
touching them they must decide, as a group, which
is the one rope that is holding the rest together.
an increasingly difficult series or ropes, this incredible
exercise is most commonly used to help participants
discover the best decision making techniques
that work for them and to help build consensus speed.
The success of the team will be evident as they begin
to solve problems and brainstorm alternative decision-making
techniques that may work.
a group is using a good technique to solve the activity,
it is time to build consensus speed. This is
especially fun as you now put time limits on the group
will see this exercise help groups make better decisions
faster. Anyone group that sits through long meetings
needs this exercise!
10 levels of difficulty, this game will stay challenging
for the participants while they are discovering their
strengths and applying them as a team.
this team building game back to work is quite simple
as participants will quickly see the ropes as metaphors:
computer networks, paperwork or processing flow, individual
tasks of a large project, independent departments
of the same organization, etc.
a series of increasingly difficult rope combinations,
the participants will learn which is the best technique
for the group in making decisions. The varying levels
of difficulty will allow them to test several ideas
from group members and see which of the processes
withstand the test.
completion of the exercise, participants now have
a much better understanding of how to make decisions
as a group.
the group knows what works well for them, or perhaps
they have a good process in place. But how long does
it take to come to group consensus?
hates sitting in meetings and covering the same ground
over and over. A decision has to be made, but the
group can't decide. This exercise is designed to help
groups speed up the process of building consensus.
the main function of this exercise is normally to
help the group in their decision making or group consensus
building, it works equally well as a stand-alone problem
solving activity. With the right combination of ropes,
the event can appear to be impossible to solve, much
like many of the problems in life today at first glance.
exercise materials include enough specifically colored
rope to run a minimum of 7 levels of difficulty.
should purchase Tied in Knots?
If your objective is to
significantly improve team decision making skills and
to help your group discover the best decision making
techniques that work for them, then Tied in Knots is
the most commonly used exercise to develop this expertise.
What will the group learn from Tied in
- Making decisions within
the framework of team consensus
- Exploring alternative decision making approaches
- To make the decision process quicker within tight deadlines
In a lighter vein, if you and your
team have ever had the opportunity (or misfortune!)
of sitting through long drawn out meetings, then you
will certainly appreciate the need for this exercise!
The team building
activity comes in an easy-to-use storage bag and will include the following:
information on purpose of the game, how to set it up, the storyline
and the safety measures necessary during the course of the exercise.
on how to debrief the exercise and questions that you should ask the participants.
materials and props necessary to conduct the exercise.
It includes everything you need to provide a good quality, well thought out and meaningful
team building experience for your organization.
each team building purchase, you also receive:
- Unlimited Support Monday through
Friday from a Professional Facilitator.
- Two-Year No-Hassle Replacement
And what's more, you are also entitled to 100% Lifetime Money Back Satisfaction