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Creative Thinking Based Team Building Activities
Creative thinking allows teams to solve problems in a new way. Creative thinking takes place when the problem is solved through the creative use of components that are readily available. Creative thinking skills include methods designed to shift a person’s mental state into one that encourages creativity. There are also techniques that look for creative solutions to problems by reframing the problem. Another creative thinking approach is the multiple idea facilitation technique designed to increase the quantity of fresh problem solving ideas. A further technique often employed is that of changing perspective to induce a novel solution to the problem.
The team building exercises under the Creative Thinking Outcome theme are selected to help achieve the specific objective of creative thinking. Your facilitator will select the appropriate exercises from this list to match the venue and team on the day.
|Cane Tower - Your team are lost in a bamboo forest, the only real hope is to catch the attention of people in the nearest village before nightfall. To be seen from the village, articles of clothing must be hoisted to exactly 6 metres on two separate structures. Night is falling, there is limited time...
|Marble Motion - The team is on an archaeological expedition and have been tasked with recovering precious marbles from an ancient burial chamber to a protected area. Using the tubing provided, you are required to transport these marbles from the start point through to the end of the course...
|Missile Launch - Your team have to design and build a target and two devices that can launch a missile. The devices are required to launch the missile over the target which will be set 10 metres away from the launch point. 30 minutes in to the activity you will be allowed to take two practice shots using a golf ball...
|Radio Play - Participants must work together in smaller teams to create and perform their own radio play – this means no acting is necessary. Once they have planned and prepared their play, they must then perform it in front of the other teams. Each member of the group must have a role in the performance...
|Scrapheap Challenge - Scrapheap Challenge involves a whole heap of scrap and lots of creative thinking. In this challenge, teams are tasked with building a product made of scrap to protect an egg when dropped from a height...
|Scrap Tower - Teams compete to build the highest tower that holds a weighted object off the ground for a minimum of ten seconds. Careful planning and creative thinking are essential for this fun team exercise. A newspaper and a roll of tape is all the team will receive to complete this exercise...
|Blind Retriever - In this fun and challenging blindfold activity, groups are split into smaller sub-teams and must compete against each other to try and retrieve an object. One person is blindfolded in each team and directed by a team mate to try and find the object before the other team do...
|Trust Walk - Working in pairs, blindfolded participants are led on a walk around the surrounding area or a course by their partners. This is great activity for focusing on communication skills and developing trust...
Customize your team building event by adding a Creative Problem Solving soft skills course to your team building activity.
Creative problem solving describes the process of solving a problem in a novel way. The process begins when the problem is defined and often leads to an initial non-creative solution. It may also incorporate previous creative solutions by others. If previous solutions to the problem do not adequately resolve the issue a creative solution is required, and creative problem solving skills will be needed. Solutions are also considered creative when the problem is solved through the creative use of components that are readily available.
Creative problem solving techniques include methods designed to shift a person’s mental state into one that fosters creativity. There are also techniques that look for solutions to problems by reframing the problem. Another creative problem solving approach is the multiple idea facilitation technique designed to increase the quantity of fresh problem solving ideas. A further technique often employed is that of changing perspective to induce a novel solution to the problem. Creative problem solving skills are essential for individual and corporate success.
TBAE’s Creative Problem Solving Workshop will provide participants with an overview of the creative problem solving process. They will be provided with essential problem solving tools that can be used in every-day situations. The course covers topics such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data and identifying resources. Subjects covered in the Creative Problem Solving Course include the problem solving method, information gathering, problem definition, preparing for brainstorming, generating solutions, analysing solutions, selecting a solution, planning your next step and recording lessons learned.
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