COMMAND TASK & TEAM CHALLENGES.
MASTERING UNITY, STRONGER TEAMS: COMMAND TASKS & TEAM CHALLENGES.
Our Command Tasks & Team Challenges are designed to test your teams both mentally and physically in such a way that all members have a specific role and the tasks can’t be completed without complete participation.
They originate from military leadership and teamwork training and have been adapted to facilitate learning, development, and cohesion within companies and businesses of all kinds.
We split your team into groups pre-determined by your requirements based on their strengths and limiters.
In order to do this effectively, desired outcome’ will be established by you and our specialists.
Activities foster: Thinking, Planning, Listening, Communication, Leadership, Trust, coordination, Sense of urgency, and Resilience.
COMMAND TASKS & TEAM CHALLENGES ACTIVITIES.
Gutterball is a team activity where players transport a ball from start to finish along a 10-meter gutter. Each team member can use only one hand per piece of the gutter, and cannot move their feet.
If the ball falls or is touched once released, it's placed back at the start.
FOCUS: :PLANNING, LEADERSHIP, RESILIENCE
Blind Shapes is a team activity where players hold a rope and follow the instructions of a team leader, who sees a shape card.
The team leader must guide the players to form the shape without naming it.
Players can move along the rope but must keep at least one hand on it at all times. The leader changes after each round.
FOCUS: TRUST, LISTENING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Bomb Disposal is a team activity where players must prevent a "bomb" from touching the ground inside a marked area, without dropping it or knocking over the bucket.
Players can only use provided equipment and can retry if the task goes wrong.
FOCUS: THINKING, LISTENING AND PLANNING
Sheep Dog is a team activity where one team member is the shepherd and the rest are blindfolded "sheep." The shepherd must direct the sheep to a pen/fold without moving.
Sheep must listen to the shepherd's commands and can't talk. The team has five minutes of planning time.
FOCUS: COMMUNICATION, LISTENING AND PLANNING
Spider's Web is a team activity where each member must pass through a different hole in a web without touching it.
Players can't walk around the web unless going twice. If someone touches the web, they must start again.
The team must end up with everyone on the opposite side, and can retry or send people back through the same hole.
FOCUS: PLANNING, COMMUNICATION AND WORKING TOGETHER
Walkers is a team activity where players rotate in groups of four on a walker. Those not on the walkers become the team coach.
Players stand on wooden planks with strings in each hand and learn to move around and turn without stepping off.
Everyone gets a few turns, and teams can race around a timed course.
FOCUS: RESILIENCE, COORDINATION AND LEADERSHIP
Tangrams is a self-led team activity where players set up a boundary rope in a large square and are presented with an activity card.
This visual task is suited for those who prefer right-brain activities. The back of the card shows a larger silhouette and colored images as solutions. Facilitators should only get involved if participants are stuck.
FOCUS: PLANNING, COMMUNICATION, THINKING AND WORKING TOGETHER
Key Punch is a timed team activity where players must complete a sequence to score points.
Only one person is allowed in the square at a time, and touching numbers out of sequence incurs a 5-point penalty.
Players have 3 minutes to strategise before attempting the sequence.
FOCUS: PLANNING, TEAMWORK, COORDINATION, SENSE OF URGENCY
In Whistle Rescue, participants must rescue a "drowning" ball from an exclusion zone using only provided equipment.
The perimeter fence and upright tube cannot be touched or moved. The bucket of water cannot be moved.
FOCUS: THINKING, LISTENING AND PLANNING, COORDINATION
In the Toxic Waste activity, the team must work together to move canisters of toxic waste from one area to another without touching them.
They must also avoid contact with the exclusion zone and other equipment.
FOCUS: THINKING, PLANNING, COOPERATION, SENSE OF URGENCY
In Project Construct, the goal is to create an exact copy of the given diagram.
Be careful not to force or alter the pieces, and do not stand on them. No drawings or pictures are allowed.
FOCUS: CREATIVE THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING REVIEWING AND REFLECTION
In the Hole Tarp activity, participants must hold onto a tarp with both hands, stretched out flat like a tabletop, to keep a ball from falling through the holes in the tarp.
The tarp must remain at its maximum size, and no alterations are allowed.
FOCUS: COMMUNICATION, COOPERATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING REVIEWING AND REFLECTION
Sky Tower is an activity where participants hold onto all ropes, cannot touch wooden blocks or towers, and build a tower on an X while keeping the crane off the floor.
Participants must hold only one rope in each hand and at least one arm's length from the crane.
FOCUS: COMMUNICATION, COOPERATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING REVIEWING AND REFLECTION
In the activity Project Build, participants must create a standing structure using the materials provided.
The marshmallow must be on top, and the structure must stand on the indicated surface.
FOCUS: PLANNING, COMMUNICATION, COOPERATION, CREATIVE THINKING
In the activity Cannonball Run, the task is to construct the longest elevated, freestanding chute possible to guide a tennis ball down its length using the equipment provided.
FOCUS: COMMUNICATION, COOPERATION, REVIEWING AND REFLECTION
The session will start with a briefing from your stakeholder followed by our Head Coach.
We then split the teams down (usually
preplanned) and then start the activity phase.
Each activity usually lasts around 30 minutes
Activity Card study and briefing (5 minutes)
Activity Time (20 minutes)
Debriefing and evaluation by the facilitator (5 minutes)
Typically we would have 2-3 activities before a break allowing the teams to come back
together for discussion.
In the following pages, you will see the Activity Card for a selection of our Challenges.
COMMAND TASKS & TEAM CHALLENGES OVERVIEW.
Each and every time we run these events are different. That's because your team is different to every other team.
Here you will find the general outline of a session. However, we tailor the activity types and schedule to suit your desired outcomes and time requirements.
Each task has a professional Teambuilding Facilitator and their role is to provide the environment and challenge that allows the team to self-lead.
The facilitator does step in when needed, however, the challenge is for your team to work through using the provided 'activity card' where the objective, rules, and equipment are listed.
We also score the team on all aspects of teamwork and leadership - this makes for great company feedback and an element of competition!
WHY CHOOSE COMMAND TASKS & TEAM CHALLENGES?
Each task or challenge has a specific focus and outcome goal. From tasks that require planning and coordination to challenges that work on spacial awareness, there's something for everyone.
The tasks are a great way to encourage all the traits of a high-performing team with one very important ingredient - fun! We've never had anyone leave a session having not learnt something new about themselves or their team and also without a smile on their face.
These activities are different from anything they will have encountered before.
MEET OUR HEAD COACH - TOM FREARSON.
Tom's a dedicated coach who loves nothing better than helping individuals and teams come together in order to learn more about themselves and grow.
As a former Royal Marines Commando with a combat tour of Afghanistan, Tom really knows what it takes to make a team work.
After the Royal Marines, Tom became a Hostile Environment Security Consultant working in countries surrounding the Indian Ocean and in Nigeria. Here he built and trained teams of multinationals in counter-piracy, security operations and safety. This continued the foundations from the Royal Marines and really developed his skill set where it was challenged to the maximum in hostile situations.
Since then, as well as building his team of teambuilding coaches, as a Teambuilding & Leadership consultant, Tom has helped hundreds of clients and teams develop through fitness and teambuilding activities including mountaineering adventuress as a qualified Mountain Leader.
CLIMBING & ABSEILING
BELL BOAT RACING
NAME it ...
we will DO it!
VENUE & LOCATION OPTIONS.
TEAM BUILDING AWAY DAY
If you're looking for an away day from the office then look no further.
Be it an urban experience in Central London, a day in one of the many parks & open spaces or a short trip just outside the city. The options are endless.
From our Game Of Codes Urban Challenge, Command Tasks & Team Challenges In Hyde Park, Orienteering at one of our bespoke venues just outside of London or climbing, abseiling & raft building, just ask - we have it.
If you're looking to escape the city for the day or an overnight glamping trip then we have some fantastic options just sixty minutes outside London.
From orienteering to raft building, command tasks to climbing and much more.
If you're looking for something a little further afield like a trip to Snowdonia and the Lakes, or you want to take your group on a teambuilding adventure or raise money for a charity then look no further.
With our fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders you're in the right place.
CENTRAL LONDON VENUE
If you're looking for a day event with no travel then we've got you covered.
Sure, Londons a busy place, but we have the perfect locations for your teambuilding event.
Whether it's an urban orienteering exercise, group run or workout in Hyde Park, command tasks in a park or office location or a team challenge on Hampstead Heath; we have a range of options available.
OFFICE & INDOOR EVENTS
If you need an event indoors or even in your own office, we have a range of activities from desktop puzzles and challenges to interactive and immersive command tasks typically hosted outdoors that take up very little space.
Being inside for a teambulding event doesn't need to be limited. By thinking outside the box makes your indoor team building event can be that little bit different.
So you like action-packed and adrenaline-fueled activities? Perfect.
We offer bespoke trips to include mountaineering, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and whatever takes your fancy.
With our highly experienced mountain leaders and instructors will make it an experience you'll never forget.
LUXURY & BESPOKE
From wild camping to 5-star spa hotels, we can meet your requirements and budget.
We've taken clients all over the UK for their special events so nothing is off the table.
It's your event, we can make it extra special with pretty much no option off limits.
Speak to us today to find out more.
From our team coming on-site at your rebooked venue for a two-hour part of your day to full-day events and from an all-inclusive overnight trip to a full-service event including guest speakers, transport and stash - we've got you covered.
We take your desired outcomes, location requirements, experience level request and budget into account to produce the event you deserve. Nothing is off limits to make your event that extra bit special.
Speak to us about your requirements today and let us start planning your event together.
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