Use this challenging activity to develop excellent teamwork and project management skills while stimulating creativity and innovation.
Chain Reaction is fast becoming the ultimate event, requiring proficient project management skills to design and build an intricate sequence of reactions. These eventually lead to an exciting finale where all creations are joined together to achieve a spectacular common goal! Chain Reaction emulates a real-life project as teams are constrained by limited time and resources. Drawing on their problem solving, creativity and communication skills, teams must work together effectively in the design phase to create a realistic scope. Will ambition overtake ability?
Unity through division!
Team dynamics, communication, and human resource management are put to the test in the planning phase as the design is divided into small segments, requiring both human and physical resources to be divided into smaller working groups.
The build and testing phases require coordination not only between teams, but between distinct technical skills and project management strategies as the teams face their ultimate challenge –
Does each component function and connect with the next to create a cascading series of cause and effect?
Once completed, the first team sets off their Chain Reaction, which in turn triggers the next team’s creation, and so on until a giant Chain Reaction has been completed around the room.
You can choose to add a competitive element where teams are awarded points based on innovation and function resulting in a winning team. No matter the outcome, your group will leave with a stronger sense of team unity and the knowledge that they are all important chains in the company’s mission!