What is Wrong with You?!

Category: Breakout Session
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Activity Level:  Low
Time:45 minutes to 2 hours
Location: Indoor / Outdoor

A Glimpse into What is Wrong with You?:

The reality is we all make mistakes, we all make errors.  In fact, we know for a fact it is going to happen.  Taking the time to reframe what errors and mistakes REALLY mean can reduce frustration and conflict.  Thomas Edison said he did not find a way to make a light bulb, he discovered 1,000 ways how NOT to make a light bulb.  What if this positive attitude existed in your workplace?

A step into the unknown and a fascinating peek into group processes!

Do you have wonderful thinkers but do they buckle under pressure in unforeseen business situations? Do mistakes get swept under the carpet and forgotten? Does your group shy away from risks?

We have all heard the adage “learning through our mistakes”. Teams can now experience it through Learning Maze. Facing unforeseen situations is common in organization but it is important for a team to learn, grow and move ahead from the experience. If you want your team to discover how, then try out Learning Maze.

Teams usually have a very good time as they balance their way through the physical activity. This activity literally involves stepping through an array of stones in solving a problem.

The planning processes that each of the teams go through in dealing with the challenge can be fascinating for the facilitator. You will also gauge the manner in which your teams deal with their mistakes and will be able to identify the individuals who discover these mistakes within each team.

What will the group learn from this activity?

  1. How to deal with mistakes
  2. How to learn from difficult situations and apply the learning to other similar situations

In other words, groups will learn to recognize mistakes and to use the experience and knowledge acquired from it to perform more effectively in the future.

The insight gained from the activity is many times articulated by the participants in the conversation initiated by the facilitator after the exercise. It is critical to have this dialogue with the group because the thoughts vocalized after a team building exercise will ultimately drive home what the exercise sought to accomplish in the first place.