Discovering the strengths in the team together – The Story
Stonehenge is and remains a mystery. The megalith stones that were set up around 3000 BC have puzzled researchers for centuries. According to the theory of how the stone circle was formed, humans already understood the astronomical calendar at that time. In 1986, the site was added to the list as a world heritage site of the UN cultural organisation UNESCO.
Also concerning the collaboration between teams, so much remains a secret – much like the South English place of worship Stonehenge. However, we know a lot about how good teams work today: clear distribution of roles, clear communication, psychological security and constructive conflict management are decisive.
At the beginning of »Stonehenge«, the colleagues are split up into multiple groups. Each group receives the same amount of building blocks in different colours: yellow, red, green, blue. The aim is to build a complete Stonehenge – but only in one colour.
In order to get to the appropriate building blocks, the team negotiators come together at the market place. Here, negotaitions and trading take place. After that, everyone goes back to their teams. Hidden from the others, the single-coloured Stonehenge contines to be built. Which team will be finished first and will create Stonehenge completely in their colour?
How »Stonehenge« makes the team roles clearer.
The team role model according to Belbin describes 9 typical roles that should be covered in every team. Based on the model, each team can identify its strengths and weaknesses and can build up additional competencies when needed. This activity gives your team an insight into the different types of roles and you pracise maneuvering with the other teams. A valuable experience in order to experience your own team and to stand up against the other teams.
»Stonehenge« gives the teams insights into the role distribution in the team and shows how important the right distribution of roles is.
In »Stonehenge«, the difference between the degree of completion of the teams is used as an indicator (always four teams in one value).
- Strengthen collaboration between team members and reduce competition between individuals
- Create awareness for mutal dependency on each other and learn to use it as a chance
- Need to agree on team roles and responsibilities
- Roles in the team are unclear
- Recognise potential in the team
»Stonehenge« can be combined very well with a personality and/or team analysis (e.g. Meyers-Briggs, DISG, Belbin).
“Not everyone can negotiate, not everyone is a strategist, and not everyone is a creative mind. And that makes perfect sense, as long as personal skills are used to maximum profit. This is exactly what we were able to analyze with our team.”
Management of a medium-sized mechanical engineering company
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