90 minute time-pressured, team-building exercise
Following this, a time-pressured, team-building exercise was undertaken to complete up to 120 tasks in 90 minutes. The winning team had a score of 2,200 points and the most inappropriately, self-named group called ‘The obvious winners’ came last. We certainly admired their confidence. After the prize giving, we took part in a highly competitive wine-tasting event. The winning team were awarded a Double Magnum of wine each and the losing team members, a wooden spoon. When asked why they performed so poorly, their spokesperson said that they achieved what they wanted because ‘a bottle of wine lasts an evening but a wooden spoon lasts a lifetime’.
Rapport’s Head of HR & Learning, Gary Acheson, commented, “days like this work on a number of levels. Firstly, it provides an informal and relaxed environment in which to learn, to share knowledge and experiences with each other. Secondly, it enables people to get to know one another. Especially if they have not met face-to-face before because they work in different geographical parts of the organisation. Thirdly, it is a very good way of communicating key business messages in a powerful way. Finally, and most importantly, it helps to reinforce the unique culture of Rapport.”