The cohort recently started our Organizational Behavior course for the spring semester. During the first few weeks of class, each group is charged at leading a class discussion or activity based on the readings and cases assigned for the day. Last week the topic was “teams” and what better way to get everyone involved then through a team building activity.
The activity was quite simple: a rope was placed on the ground, all group members picked up a piece of the rope and then the group needed to form a 5 point star without taking their hands off the rope. Four of the five groups were able to complete the task, which incorporated elements from the “follow the sun” approach from the text. However, all groups that completed the star took completely different approaches. It was a fun activity that demonstrated the different methods teams can take to achieve one outcome.