A Taste of Teamwork™ 4-team version | Teamwork Training Activity

  • A Taste of Teamwork 4-team version | Teamwork Training Activity

A Taste of Teamwork!

A great test of teamwork skills! Things could go badly wrong at Fawlty's Bakery, but if teams get their act together they can save the day!

Learning Objectives

  • Teamwork skills
  • Organisation strategies / devising a process
  • Attention to detail
  • Inter-team co-operation
  • Free and open communication
  • The importance of working as one big team
  • Meeting a deadline
  • 2-team version also available here

Repeat Use Licence

This Northgate training activity comes with a licence for repeat use with up to 24 participants per training session within your organisation. Please ask for a discount for use with larger groups.

  • Participants

    6-24 (2 or 4 teams of 3-6 per team)

  • Timing

    1 hour + debrief

  • Uses a computer?

    Not required

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The Activity

In this teamwork training activity, A Taste of Teamwork, two teams jointly represent the "Packing & Despatch Department" of a bakery supplying pies to retail outlets. (In the four team version, there are x2 lots of two teams - making four teams in total). The task involves ordering different kinds of pies from the baking department, processing customer orders, invoicing and packing up the orders, ready for despatch. Sounds easy

But carrying it out - on time and accurately - is a bit of a challenge! Things can so easily be overlooked, misinterpreted or mixed up. What’s needed is an overall process, clear communication, inbuilt checks and balances and everyone on board! Great fun, full of learning - and easy to facilitate.

Trainer's Role

  • Introduce the training activity (optional PowerPoint included) and organise the group into two or four teams (depending on your numbers).
  • Issue the Team Briefs and allow delegates to study their briefs.
  • Prepare the Order Cards (by removing the five 'Late Order' cards and after 10 minutes issue a pile of 10 Order Cards to each team.
  • Issue the other boxes to one team; the invoices forms to the other.
  • Observe teams in action but do not get involved in their interaction.
  • Stand by to 'bake' pies on request.
  • At the 40 minute point issue the five 'Late Order' cards and an Analysis Form to each team.
  • At the 60 minute point the delivery van arrives to collect the orders.
  • Check the boxes and invoices (the left-over pies will give you a quick indication of teams' accuracy!)
  • Conduct the debrief with the aid of the Trainer's Notes & PowerPoint.

Pack Contents

  • Trainer’s Notes
  • PowerPoint
  • Team 1 Briefs
  • Team 2 Briefs
  • Sets of Order Cards
  • Trainer’s Record
  • Invoice Forms
  • Analysis Forms
  • Pie Boxes
  • Plastic ‘Pies’
  • Post-It Style Pads
  • Bakers' Hats

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Songya Kesler, Leadership Consultant & Coach,

'A Taste of Teamwork' training activity provides good insights into people's ability to collaborate, prioritise, manage, coach, influence and communicate. Very easy to run.

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We recently ran 'A Taste of Teamwork' with one of our clients: it proved to be great fun with a very useful debrief session cementing the learning for all who participated.

Jon Davies, Managing Director, Get the Edge UK Training and Consultancy

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