At MadAbout we explain that Team Work can be easily defined as:
The output of 2 people working together should always be greater than the sum of them working alone – if they are truly working as a team.
Fidelity Based Learning
MadAbout love the use of Fidelity Based Learning and use the practice as much as possible in all development interventions.
High Fidelity tasks are those that engage the learner in tasks similar to those required in their day job; the learner is in Training.
Low Fidelity tasks are those that are very different to the day job; the learner is in Development.
While you may never ‘balance a bucket of water on a pole’ in your normal working life, the feelings and emotions you will experience as a team will be familiar!
At some point in your life you will have stopped ‘just accepting the things that you are told’ and will have started to say “I’ll believe that when I see it”. Experiential Learning attempts to replicate how people feel and behave through the use of hands-on tasks and activities.
We ensure that all our Experiential Tasks are appropriate to the group, the learning point we want to highlight and assist in delivering the results you are aiming for.
We effectively split our Experiential Learning and Team Building events into two categories: Mobile Challenges and High Impact. We will always help our clients to choose the most appropriate intervention for them. Decisions are usually based on:
- Appropriate activities for the learning
- Appropriate activities for the group
- Venue availability and logistical constraints
Mobile Challenge events can vary from table-top problem solving activities delivered indoors, to lawn-based physical tasks delivered at an appropriate venue.
The reason MadAbout love these activities is their adaptability – they offer a great way of engaging teams in a flexible and fun way.
High Impact events usually involve some form of physical or mental ‘stretch’ which is why we refer to them as High Impact. The amount of emotion the delegates experience during these events guarantees that the learning runs much deeper and the resulting behaviour change is then more apparent.
These events can include some or all of the following examples:
- Working at height: high ropes, abseiling, climbing
- Working below ground: operating without certain senses
- Working around water: rafting, canoeing, tyrollean traverse, coasteering
High impact experiential learning tasks have the added benefit of ensuring a team collaborate, share experiences and learn together.
We achieve this by ensuring that the events are designed to explore individual limits and identify barriers to self-development within a group context. High impact experiential learning encourages risk taking, trust building, and the development of personal vision and commitment to organisational goals and values. These events provide an opportunity to explore new roles, talk about common concerns, practice teamwork and develop a sense of shared meaning and purpose.
We have a vast knowledge of ‘friendly’ venues who are more than happy to accommodate our often weird and wonderful requests! Please get in touch before you book anything!