In this challenge, members are challenged to come together as a team to build a complete rollercoaster. To keep it challenging, each building team will need to design the rollercoaster to enable a ball to travel through its entire rail system by using only gravity. There are no fixed manuals or custom-built kit to stifle members’ creativity. The provided materials are plain and raw daily common items, so the team would be impelled to stretch their creativity and innovation quotients! Just do it yourself!
Parallels to the Real World:
Amazingly, the Ups and Downs of any rollercoaster ride are synonymous with fluctuations in business cycles or even the world’s economy. Building the rollercoaster allows the team to discover various means to manage the inevitable factors and dynamics of a team during the process. Co-relating this experience to some real time scenarios in the organization, the activity illuminates the concerns that affect people in a team – and facilitates a discussion on learning from each other and how as a team they could cope with such downturns.
The experience of attaining success truly bonds a team, as an exciting rollercoaster ride bonds thrill seekers!