Teamwork is often a crucial part of any business, and to demonstrate this, Judah Fernandez held a surprise team building session for his employees. He split the employees into two teams and asked each team to nominate a leader. For the first part of this team building process, they had to shoot a balloon using a toy gun.
For the next part, both the teams were handed an enclosed box. Upon opening it, they found a dismantled toy car inside. What followed afterwards was an hour of the two teams honing their best mechanical skills to build a toy car from scratch using only its constituent parts and the help of a manual.
What the teams didn’t realise was that while they were busy working on their cars Judah was intently monitoring each of their involvement all along.
It was a highly insightful session for the Nordic Intent team who understood the collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal while working under intense situations and within a restricted time frame.
Such kind of construction-based team building process brings out the best in teams as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together and trying their best to achieve a common goal in any given circumstance. Role delegation, communication clarity, situational leadership, project management, time management and common goals were only some of the takeaways in this case.
Overall, it was a fun simulation and team building game with cars that also involved great learning and takeaway. Even though the team members were picked at random by Judah, they all worked together, recognising each other’s strengths and weaknesses and completed the task in the most effective and efficient way.
It’s amazing how much a small activity like such can teach you a lot about your co-workers! Click here to read more about such fun activities held in the past at Nordic Intent.