Bridging the Divide

BRIDGE BUILDING ACTIVITY

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Bridge Building Activity - team building

Building bridges is a metaphor. And we took it seriously. Bridging the Divide is one of those bridge building activities that will wow you. In this amazing activity, your team is both vendor and customer. Yes. So you get to experience both sides of the equation. You will know what it feels like to have a demanding customer and you will see your own skills, strengths and weaknesses come to the fore as you see both sides of the coin

For Everyone

If you’re in a role that requires any interaction with human beings, then you should try this activity. Every team is transformed by this experience. Its not just about creating a section of a bridge, its about making them to specifications laid down by peers, meeting all your deadlines and ensuring that every piece fits. The question at the end is whether you own up to the section created by you or designed by you?

Engages 30-200

Competitive & collaborative

Indoor or outdoor, but usually indoor

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150 mins plus a great debrief

The best bridge building activity

How does the activity work?
Each team designs one section of the bridge and then another team executes this. May sound simple but apart from angles and heights of corresponding sections, you also have all the other aspects to consider. Will it be a cantilever, should it be a suspension bridge? Lots of dynamics as you explore both sides of the table – customer and vendor, in this bridge building activity.
My group has no Engineering background
Awesome. They don’t need any background for this bridge building activity other than having been in a situation where they interact with others. This bridge building activity is not about building a bridge as much as it is about exploring the dynamics of customer vendor relations. Lots of fun too. All the more if they don’t have any engineering background.
Am not sure if we have that much time available.
Aww. Unfortunately, this activity requires the time. We can shorten it a bit, but seriously, best done utilising all the time and exploring all the dynamics of this fun learning activity.
For whom is this?
Anyone who is in a customer facing role. Any team that has interactions with other teams. Any distributed teams. This bridge building activity is all about building the right bonds between these groups.
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bridging the divide bridge building activity
bridging the divide bridge building activity

Why have a bridge building activity or exercise?

In this specific activity, you get to be a vendor and customer. You call the shots on one side and possibly someone is doing the same to you on the other. If you’re unrealistic on timelines, chances are that someone else is doing the same to you.

Win-Win Relationships

In order to succeed in this bridge building activity, you need to create a win-win relationship with your customer and vendor

A fresh take

Analysing what you have and what you need to do is one aspect. Checking up on your other project’s progress is just as important. This is a fresh take on our approach to project management.

Fun team building

At the end of it all, this bridge building activity is fun, engaging and has a lot of learning too. Your teams will truly appreciate what they take away from this team building activity.

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