A-team© is designed to trigger certain group dynamics and behaviours. In particular, it will demonstrate how people act and communicate when the element of competition kicks in. And how these behaviours influence on teamwork and productivity. It is also very useful for highlighting how strongly assumptions can influence our decisions and how easily we humans start guessing and “filling in the gaps” ourselves rather than gathering factual information although it is readily available to us. The group exercise works best when up to four different groups work on the board at the same time. Hence, the ideal number of people is 8-20 people as this makes it possible to divide the class into 4 groups with at least two persons in each group. However, it is possible to use it with only 3 or 4 participants working on their own. Or with two groups of two people. Note: the board can be customised so it is suitable to the organisation’s needs at an extra fee
This exercise is highly versatile and can be linked to various topics like:
effective communication; leadership; time management; stress; planning and coordination; shared mental modelling; task fixation and decision making. Yes, even to teamwork and synergy.