Mayhem!™ | Leadership & Collaboration Training Activity

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5.0 5 reviews
Ideal starter activity which identifies those with leadership potential and develops awareness of the benefits of cooperative working. Great fun! Highly revealing!
The value of cooperation (not rivalry) between work teams
About maintaining team performance when under pressure
The need for command and control
The need for calm and a measured approach
Regular price £295 ex. VAT

Product details

  • Type Training Activity
  • Timing 35 minutes + debrief
  • Use Face-to-Face
  • Target Audience All Levels
  • 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...

"The title Mayhem is chosen for a reason - as chaos usually ensues! The key factor is whether teams can work cooperatively together, within the deadline, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The perfect energiser to start the day or to recharge batteries after lunch!"

  • The value of cooperation (not rivalry) between work teams
  • About maintaining team performance when under pressure
  • The need for command and control
  • The need for calm and a measured approach
  • Importance of clear, agreed objectives
  • The need for active listening and attention to detail
  • The value of good communications

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The start of any course on leadership and teamwork to highlight any problems. The solutions can be put forward and explored. Great learning by doing activity.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kirsty Davison, Engineering Recruitment Advisor, Northern Trains

'Mayhem!' is an absolutely fabulous game! We used it recently on our Engineering Apprentice Assessment Days - it worked so well and was enjoyed by all!

Layana Al-Sharawna, L&D Manager, Leap to Success

'Mayhem!' went very well and we always enjoy facilitating it. It was used in communication and also in teamwork and collaboration sessions. It offers great lessons and reflection afterwards.

Danielle Case, Learning & Development Advisor, Corona Energy

'Mayhem!' went very well and is easy to facilitate. I expected chaos but the group were great at collaborating from the beginning. It showed where the communication broke down during the activity but the group recognised that. Great reflection afterwards.

Steve Laing, Consultant, QC Training International

'Mayhem!' activity quickly descended into chaos! So I intervened after 8 minutes and talked to the whole group asking a few key questions. I then reset the clock and they finished the task with 30 seconds to spare. A triumph! And loads of learning points simply tumbled out.

Chris Chin, Director, Curious Learning

'Mayhem!' went down a treat and did everything I hoped it would do. Bearing in mind this was a team building event (!), here's what happened: one team decided to sidle up to the table where the cards were: other teams immediately got suspicious and I heard comments such as 'what are they doing?' and 'watch them carefully!'. When the time came to work with the cards, this team snatched them all up and started sorting through them. This caused, as you might imagine, bedlam, mayhem, screams of derision, 'what the hell are you guys doing? We need to collaborate.' - which all fell on deaf ears. Team leaders were desperately trying to negotiate, but people soon realised that team leaders had no control. Other teams decided to form commando teams and started snatching cards! Then I heard the ultimate comment: 'As much as I love to collaborate, it's more important that we hurt them!'. It was lots of fun debriefing and learning - it definitely did what it said on the tin.