The workshop will use a fun game as a learning experience for participants to check how they collaborate with others. It will be followed by a reflection on individual teamwork styles.
Objectives of the workshop:
- To experience a collaborative situation and to reflect on the process
- To reflect on rules for good teamwork
Smartphones or tablets with Spaceteam game installed, internet connection
Read about Spaceteam: https://spaceteam.ca
Note: Spaceteam works in different languages, it would be easier for participants to use their native language
Welcome the participants. Tell them that in a few minutes they will become a member of a space- ship crew! Ask them to download Spaceteam game for Android or iOS. Description: Spaceteam is a cooperative game for 2 to 8 players who shout orders at each other until their ship explodes. Each player needs a mobile device (Apple or Android). Each player will be assigned a random control panel with buttons, switches, sliders, and dials. She or he needs to follow time-sensitive instructions. However, the instructions are being sent to teammates, so the player has to coordinate before the time runs out. Also, the ship is falling apart. And players are trying to outrun an exploding star. Good luck. And remember to work together... as a Spaceteam!
When playing Spaceteam people start to scream in order to deliver their instructions, if it is possible, provide separate rooms for each group
Divide the participants into smaller groups (up to 4 people). Ask them to connect over Wi-fi or using Bluetooth. Let them explore the game. Each group can try several times to beat their own score.
When time is up ask participants to gather together. Ask about their first impressions. How was it to play Spaceteam?
Reflection on the experience. Once emotions calm down, focus on teamwork. Ask participants to list what supported teamwork in their group and what was disrupting. Ask them to share in a whole group. Write down reflections, thus creating “The rules for good teamwork”.
Let the participants repeat the game applying the new rules for good teamwork.
Ask if this time playing the game was different from the previous round. How can the rules for good teamwork be applied in work related situations?
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