Build a Tower, Build a Team

IMG 0270This fantastic video from ted.com is by Tom Wujek, and discusses the differences in approach to solving the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’. At Kameleons, we have used this activity in a variety of settings; in our MetaMorph team development program for Schools right through to our Diploma of Management Groups (Team Effectiveness and Manage Projects modules). The effectiveness of this activity is its simplicity and the consistency of results and behaviours. As Tom mentions in his video, the actions of management groups differs greatly from the behaviour of young School students. Having conducted this activity more than 100 times, we can varify that many of Tom’s observations match our Australian experience.