Houston, we have a problem...™ | Collaboration Training Activity

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This challenging and popular activity encourages teams to cooperate rather than compete, to share information rather than hoard it and to work together for ultimate success. An out-of-world experience! But how much time is wasted in competing before the penny drops?
The opportunity to show and develop a range of team skills
Appreciating the implications of executing a task poorly
The need for communicating a situation clearly
The need for clear written and face-to-face communications
Prix $640.00 ex. VAT

Product details

  • Type Training Activity
  • Timing 1.5 hours + debrief
  • Use Face-to-Face
  • Target Audience Junior/Middle
  • Min Participants 12
  • Max Participants* 24
  • *More delegates? Contact Us
  • Computer Required No
  • Printer Required No
  • Supply Format Hard Copy

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Northgate says...

"Houston is an exciting challenge. It has been successfully used for all levels of staff development, from junior managers to senior leadership teams, with consistently excellent feedback from Trainers and delegates alike"

  • The opportunity to show and develop a range of team skills
  • Appreciating the implications of executing a task poorly
  • The need for communicating a situation clearly
  • The need for clear written and face-to-face communications
  • Addressing the issues of working under pressure
  • The importance of cooperation between groups, or departments, at work

Ideally suited to:

All teams who need to see the benefits of sharing information freely and working together to achieve a successful outcome.

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Customer Reviews

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Rebecca Tisdale, EMEA Operations Training Senior Specialist, Equinix

'Houston, we have a problem…' was very well received when used in a global conference with teams in Lisbon.

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Sinéad O'Connor, HRD Business Partner, Almac Group

'Houston, we have a problem…' went down really well and the participants really enjoyed it although they did find it quite challenging. They didn’t manage to get the correct answer but they also didn’t really mind as they had managed to come up with a plan and had worked reasonably well together. They had great fun using the filter which just about worked! It was very interesting to see their reactions to the task and how they slowly came to understand what was required of them. We also had an inflatable solar system and rocket ships in the room to add to the atmosphere!

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Keith Clarke, VP Operations, ARM Holdings Plc

We used 'Houston, we have a problem...' very successfully at a conference we held in January. I wanted an activity that entertained as well as highlighted communication issues. It was enjoyed thoroughly and led to some great discussions afterwards, primarily around trust and collaboration - job, very effectively, done.

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Martijn Schutz, Principle Instructor, DRTC

‘Antarctic Challenge’ and ‘Houston, we have a problem…’ are both great training tools that we find highly effective.

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Miranda Stephenson, Director, Motivation in Motion

'Houston, we have a problem' works first time – well explained and everything you need is included. The best learning points were preparation, role allocation, objective setting and communication between teams. Fun, challenging, engaging, learning points achieved as individuals reflect.