You can almost feel the tension and the enthusiasm when the delegates delicately set out the dominos. With only a limited amount of time available they have to create a domino cascade. Just as in any project, different teams work on sections of the cascade pattern. There are countless challenges to be met and specific requirements to be fulfilled in the process. Will the group manage to place the domino in such a way that at least 75% of them fall over when the cascade is started?
How It’s Done.
After the starting shot, the group begin to work feverishly. Coordinated by ‘facilitators’, they concentrate on developing solutions for the various construction challenges. Again and again you hear: “Oh no, not again” when someone accidentally knocks over a domino and, in a split second, demolishes a part of the painstakingly constructed domino line. Only the built-in “Emergency Stop” – remove two of the domino from the chain – interrupts the premature chain reaction. Finally everything is ready, the interfaces and crossovers between the various sections of the cascade are checked. Everything is ready for the release of the chain reaction. At least three quarters of the dominos must fall. To achieve this, the teams have to develop a feeling for the correct distance between the domino and, in various test phases, to get to grips with the operational reliability of the twists and turns, crossover points, height differences and other challenges. The ‘facilitators’ ensure a smooth flow of communication between the sub-teams and repeatedly invite the whole group to up their motivation by performing self-developed team rituals.
|Delegates (min/opt/max):||5 / 15 / 35|
|Time (w/o debriefing):||45 – 60 minutes|
|Space Requirements:||Seminar room or outdoor setting with at least 25 m². Optimum is 50 – 100 m².|
|Topics & Outcomes:||Working in teams: jointly developing creative solutions, communication interchange, using team rituals.
Project management: making synergy effects tangible, coordination of sub-teams, lines of communication in projects.
Organisational development: Working with CIP - Continual Improvement Process, working with limited resources.
Leadership training: coordination of sub-teams, management of a larger system.
|Contents:||750 dominos in 5 colours (white, yellow, blue, green, red) and in 5 separate cotton bags, 1 detailed instructions manual. Shipped in wooden case.|