How It’s Done
The aim is to make a predesigned structure from 15 elements in the shortest time possible
When the team members first start to put it together, they have a visual guide to help them. Once they have assembled it, however, the first version is taken apart and the team has to rebuild the construction as quickly as possible – but this time it may be without the guide
The group can only succeed by optimizing communication and by ensuring that all team members coordinate effectively with each other. In fact, the most well-coordinated teams manage to build the 3-D puzzle in less than 20 seconds!
Themes & Outcomes
Team cooperation: reaching and modifying agreements, working towards common goal, team communication
Managing change processes: collecting and integrating ideas for optimization, CIP (continual improvement process), progressive development of new procedures
Leadership: effective and target-focused facilitation, motivating, maintaining the overview, steering optimization processes
The 3-D Puzzle is an excellent tool for anyone intending to explore coordination of procedures and structural change. It is also useful for illustrating topics such as team co-operation, leadership and change management.