A problem can be defined as a scenario in which the current situation does not match the desired situated. A problem arises when actual performance does not match expectations. Problems are also referred to as challenges and opportunities, or any situation for which there is room for improvement. Creative problem solving is a structured approach to finding and implementing solutions.
As the name suggests, creative problem solving involves creativity. The team comes up with innovative solutions to problems, rather than obtaining help to learn answers or implementing standard procedures. The following are some of the team building exercises that TBAE uses to promote creative problem solving skills within teams.
Escape Room Games
The short explanation of a Escape Room activity is that the participants are locked into themed rooms and they then need to work-out all the hidden clues and overcome some pressurised tasks so that they can escape the locked room before the 60-minute timer hits zero. All our Escape Room activities allow the players to solve puzzles and riddles which in turn opens locks all within an action-packed hour. We guarantee suspense and a lot of laughter.
TBAE’S Creative Construction team building activity is primarily an indoor activity emphasizing the importance of creativity, planning and teamwork in the workplace. The Creative Construction team building activity starts with the group being divided into different teams using TBAE’s ice breakers. These ice breakers are designed to divide the group up in a way that ‘cliques’ are separated and new relationships formed. The teams then proceed to compete against each other in a number of team building exercises involving building or construction.
At the beginning of the Model Replication team building exercise, the group is divided into teams which will compete against each other. Each team is given the same components of the model they have to build. The model that the teams need to replicate has been pre-made and hidden from view. The object of the exercise is for the teams to replicate this model with the pieces that they have received. Only one member at a time is allowed to go and view the model that must be replicated. The team member then has to come back and explain to the rest of the team how the model should look. When the team member comes back, another team member is allowed to go and view the hidden model. When all the teams have completed their model, the hidden model is revealed, and the models created by the teams are compared to it. The team whose model looks the most like the hidden model is declared the winner.
Hula Hoop Down
This activity is much harder than it looks. The team stands in a circle, and the objective is to move the Hula Hoop down from above waste height to the ground. There are certain restrictions in terms of how the Hula Hoop is allowed to be held.
Team Building and Events movie making team building event is a fun and interactive activity suitable for everyone regardless of their age, level of fitness or physical abilities. The participants of the team building event are divided into teams. The members of the teams have to work together to write a script, produce, direct and act in the “Movie” using limited resources. Participants are encouraged to tap into their creative and practical abilities as they start to produce their movie. This event is not only an excellent team building tool but also provides great entertainment when the movies are viewed at the end of the day and rewards given.
Each team member needs to stand on the small carpet. The carpet then needs to be turned over without any body part of each team member touching the floor. Some interesting body positions.
In TBAE’s Art Workshop, participants are divided into teams, and each team is given an individual canvas on which to work. All the canvasses are combined at the end of the exercise to create one work of art. Each team works on their section of the painting believing that the object of the event is to produce the best work of art on their particular canvas on which they are working. While the teams are working on their canvas, they have no idea what the other teams are doing and that they are, in fact, working on a single goal and not competing against each other. The end result is a combination of art works each having its own unique style, but creating one new original work of art.
Two team members at a time are blindfolded, and the rest of the team need to communicate to them which objects to pick-up. Each team member needs to have a turn to be blindfolded before the team can move onto the next activity.
In the Murder Mystery team building event, guests arrive for dinner looking like their character role (we bring all the costumes, characters, scripts and clues that you will need). The fun begins as each person tries to prove their innocence by proving someone else at their table guilty. The murder plot is played over a meal (from simple snacks to five course gourmet meals). A “murder” is announced, and this becomes an excuse for the guests to enter a period during which they tend to reveal the biggest lot of fabrications, deceit and cover-ups imaginable.