Collaboration Archives - Page 3 of 4 - FocusU

Collaboration Archives - Page 3 of 4 - FocusU

The Graffiti Wall Challenge

Do you recall walking past walls like these below?

This is a wall of shame. It’s the rear wall of a prominent establishment.

It has preserved paan stains and filth from the past several years. Its corners are used as the local urinal, and the stench is overpowering. None of the neighbours can recall if it was ever clean. Most confess to using it as dumping spot. Walking past this wall is incredibly unpleasant.

Surely, someone needs to do something? But what? And who will?

What if you could transform it like this below:

FocusU challenges you to take a team challenge that makes a tangible difference in your surroundings – The Graffiti Wall Challenge!

Teams equipped with all the necessary material have the enviable task of transforming a location. But hey, sometimes things are not as easy as they look to be.

The challenge involves the teams reaching the locations that are pre-selected (with all necessary approvals) by the FocusU team. Once they reach the place – teams are helped with some suggested designs from our panel of graffiti artists. The challenge for the teams is to transform the look and feel of the place in a sustainable way!

As teams get down to work, the realisation slowly seeps in that transforming the place is not just about painting the wall. To be fair, painting the wall is a challenging task for sure. But when they list down the rest of the work, it seems to pale in significance. Teams realise that:

• Transforming a place calls for a change in mindset of people around
• It is not just about the wall, but also about the approaches surrounding it
• To make it sustainable calls for creativity and local engagement

The Graffiti Wall Challenge is inspired by the work of The War on Litter Institute and The Broken windows theory which was introduced by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. The title comes from the following example: “Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or even break into cars.” When people start perceiving that “no one cares” – the small crimes slowly start snow-balling into bigger ones.

At the end of the activity, when teams come back – The FocusU team helps in sharing the Before and After pictures of the place. As much as the place gets transformed, the whole experience that called for collaboration and team work also brings about a subtle transformation in the outlook of team members.
A few messages that The Graffiti Wall Challenge leaves participants with are:

• We can make a BIG difference
• We need to be the change we want to see in others
• And yes, Cleanliness is next to Godliness!

Come help transform the surroundings around you – one wall at a time. Call us today!

May 2, 2017

The Graffiti Wall Challenge

Draw & paint in public, add your creativity & persuasion skills, a dash of colour with loads of patience - and hey, see the transformation!
May 2, 2017

The MusoMagic Challenge

Create a Team Anthem. Choose the words, the tunes and the choreography. Sing it, enact it and make it yours forever!
June 10, 2016

The Happy Feet Challenge

Move out of your inhibitions….. Stop being self-conscious….. Surprise yourself by what you can do…. Yes, you can dance!
December 1, 2015

Team Olympics Challenge

Citius. Altius. Fortius. The motto of the Olympics beckons your team! Prepare your team... Get Set Go...
September 30, 2015

Wheels Of Hope Challenge

A team activity that tugs at your very soul – building wheel chairs for the lesser privileged in society. Great fun & wet eyes assured!
September 30, 2015

Rhythm Challenge

So you think you are music illiterate? Wonderful! … just grab an instrument, take a chair – and start playing. What starts out as chaos – gradually becomes music again!
July 20, 2015

The Velocipede Challenge

Build a Bike…. Nuts and Bolts, Screws & Grease….. a good dollop of team work …. Lo and behold, what you have created is a child’s dream!
July 20, 2015

The Geo-Caching Challenge

A treasure hunt like no other – using competition grade GPS devices & setup in and around the resort, hotel where you have your conference!
July 17, 2015

The Team CSI Challenge

There has been a murder on the premises!.... And your team has been called in to investigate
July 17, 2015

The Stagecraft Challenge

A street play to deliver a message. Easier said than done …. But get out those closet actors & actresses in your team – and watch the magic unfold!