Team building exercises can be beneficial to your company. The most common types of team building are usually an event such as an outdoor challenge or something similar. This can sometimes be expensive though and some companies may want to avoid this extra cost but still benefit from a good team building exercise. It’s possible to do team building on a budget with equally good results; one excellent option is the marshmallow challenge.
The Marshmallow Challenge
The Marshmallow Challenge is a simple and very effective and affordable way to provide a team building exercise to your team and it has good reviews.
The challenge is pretty simple: The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top.
Using a time limit builds pressure for your team to solve the problem. People step into their personalities, leaders step up to get the task organised and complete, problem solvers offer their ideas for a solution. One of the most important skills to be developed during the Marshmallow Challenge is communication. Without your team communicating in an effective manner you will not pass the challenge. Many people think communication is one of the most important aspects of a successful team and the Marshmallow Challenge does an effective job of developing this skill for your team.
Team building exercises don’t have to be expensive to be effective, as we have shown with the Marshmallow Challenge; team building can be done on a budget while still developing the skills of your workforce.