Good to Great Pipeline

Good to Great Pipeline


Moving your company from good to great requires everyone to be focused on the same outcome, and to agree that working together is always the best strategy. In this high energy, loud and very fast paced exercise, we’ll see if that is possible!


In your General Session, we’ll divide the group (either by tables or rows, depending on your set up) and begin the challenge. Their goal: using the equipment and supplieswe give them, move two marbles from one spot to another in the best time possible.


How It Works:


The tables or rows in each half of the room will receive equipment and supplies to ‘hold’ a marble – thinggood-great-2s like PVC pipe, gutters, elbow curves, cardboard, etc. They’ll get one item per person, and the marble must touch every item on its journey from start to finish. So each table/row has to conceive of the fastest way to get it around their table.


Then, their challenge is to work with the others in their section to put together a ‘pipeline’ that will allow the marble to travel through all the tables and end up in the bucket. They’ll need to collaborate among each other to find the best way to accomplish the task, and build the pipeline quickly. Then it’s time to race. After the first race, we’ll give them a few minutes to regroup and re-strategize, to see if they can better their time.


Some of the strategy and learning comes in when we look for:

  • Does each group immediately become a ‘silo’ – even though the goal is to get both marbles through as quickly as possible?
  • Do they only look at the resources in their table/row, or do they look to see how they might trade resources to be more effective (both within their own side of the room and the other side?)
  • How do they share ideas? Does a leader emerge, do they share ideas, or does everyone just do their own thing?
  • Do they improve the process and their performance? How do they get better the second time around?
  • Do they look at the ‘big picture’ to see how the challenge might be restructured to be faster, or are they myopic around their table.


The event can be done just for excitement and fun. Or for more impact, key learning’s can be shared (on getting the best ideas, using each team member to their key strengths, sharing resources, fixing mistakes, and collaborating.) They could learn from other team members, they could learn from their mistakes in the first round, they could even share resources to create a bigger win for everyone… but will they?




Your event includes:

  • Event design for tables with 6-8 people at each, or long rows
  • A professional MC/Event Manager to host and facilitate the event
  • Custom messaging for your objectives
  • All equipment and supplies
  • Event staff to assist the teams
  • All planning, travel, delivery, set, strike of the event, except what is listed below


NOTE: This price reflects a 3.5% cash discount. Should you wish to pay by credit card, the 3.5% will be added back in to your final bill. All event dates are subject to availability and are only guaranteed upon contract signing. In addition, a 5% rush surcharge will be added for any event contract signed less than two weeks prior to the event.


Client/Hotel to Provide:

  • Space/room for the event, including any entrance or facility fees that apply
  • Parking for staff
  • Tables and chairs, staging
  • Sound system and microphone, LCD Projector & Screens