The original RollaBall! activity! A very popular teamwork and communication skills activity - RollaBall! emphasises the need for departments to work together for a common goal.
This Northgate training activity comes with a licence for repeat use with up to 21 participants per training session within your organisation. Please ask for a discount for use with larger groups.
9-21 (three teams of 3-7 per team)
1 hour + debrief
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Each team has to build one third of a runway to carry a ball from one end to the other. The three parts are:
Teams answer a set of multiple choice question to get the resources they need. Teams could share the answers with other teams but usually fail to do so - but each team needs resources of the complete structure will not be built. So why not share answers? Once they have their resources, teams can begin building their runway parts - there is a meeting area where teams can discuss how the separate sections can fit together. The activity stresses the point that different departments need to work harmoniously together for success. What this means is sharing information readily and establishing good communications. Different parts of an organisation are not rivals - they need to collaborate for success.
Excellent! I used 'RollaBall!' for teamwork training with 12 first-time managers. The best learning points were the need to be less competitive and negotiate more openly! A fantastic way to finish a six-day programme – the delegates left on a real high. More games like this please.
Keith Watkins, Senior Trainer Manager, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
'RollaBall!' really helps give so many of our first time managers food for thought on teamwork and project management.
P. Timms, Dept of Constitutional Affairs
I really enjoyed using 'RollaBall!' and achieved outstanding results. It was used at a conference for Chartered Accountants and the best learning points include the need for planning, effective communication and COLLABORATION, not competition. 'RollaBall!' is one of the most effective team work tools I have used. It is great fun for participants and builds an excellent team spirit on which further training may be based.
Jane Caven, Managing Director, Sagegreen Human Resources Ltd
A very useful activity. 'Rollaball!' is a well-designed and ready-to-use, cross-functional team activity that generates many learning points.
Sarah Cook, Consultant, The Stairway Consultancy
Brilliant activity! I have used 'RollaBall!' a number of times and it always gets the message across – teamwork is vital to achieve the best results. I recommend it to anyone having difficulties with their team.
Fiona Flemington, Weightmans Solicitors
Excellent activity! Fun, so easy to run - and plenty of learning.
D. Willis, DW Solutions
We have received your games and we are very pleased with them. We have already used 'RollaBall!' in one of our seminars and it was a big success.
Eleana Katsiami, EA, Visible Ltd
'RollaBall!' really does tick all the boxes as a learning activity!
David Cartwright, Business Improvement Officer, A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
We love 'RollaBall!' and seeing the lightbulb moments that teams have when they participate in it! It is so applicable to the real world of work. We recently used it with a group of junior doctors and it really highlighted the impact that different teams in different departments can have on each other and ultimately the patient journey.
Sarah Montgomery, Director, Delve Organisational Development Ltd