Besides the obvious teambuilding programs I found another interesting teambuilding workshop.
It is called the City Game ‘Alo Alo’.
Here is their translated transcription of their site:
Our range of outings seems inexhaustible, because in line with the famous comedy series ‘Allo Allo’, we have a fun new twist processed in an exciting city game.
Participants assume the role of the protagonists, searching for ‘the fallen Madonna with the big boobies … “.
After extensive briefing, you must crack the code to find it. Busty Madonna
A challenging and mischievous journey full of surprises, with the hollowed salami can be deployed. Kind of like a joker
The most astute team is the winner and gets a prize.
I have heard terrific stories about city games. And I always liked watching the series “Alo, Alo’. So I can imagine that this is going to be a really fun workshop.
But I also want to take a closer look at what they really offer in the eyes of a teambuilding workshop. I head back over to the teambuilding rules on Wikipedia:
Ad. 1: 100% sure. The team will be challenged to solve the quest. 100% score.
Ad. 2: 100% sure that feedback will be given upon the tasks completed. Although I believe that this will be done afterwards and therefore lots will be forgotten; especially the intensity in which it occured.
Ad. 3: 100% focus: Solve the puzzle.
Ad. 4: In order to execute this quest the team has to plan everything. They also need to communicate in a very effective way. So, another 100% score.
Ad. 5: Oeps, this is where it goes wrong. A team is most of the times divided into sub-teams that are going to battle against each other. And this is actually against the teambuilding laws. Every participant should help the others in order to get the best out of everybody all in favour of the team goal; the overall teamgoal. But here they actually compete against sub-teams. Well, it can be used to learn from it if teams start to fight each other, but that is not the case here.
My conclusion: This is a wonderful Away day (bedrijfsuitje or personeelsuitje) workshop in order to get to know each other better, but most certainly not a teambuilding workshop.