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Police Chase

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Time:
This game can be played in about 60 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion and evaluation, we recommend allowing 105 minutes.

Aims:
• To tests individuals’ commitment to teamwork, as well as their ability to communicate effectively and work co-operatively together.
• To explore how participants react when trust within their team is undermined and to observe how well individuals work together when under pressure.
• To examine the impact changes in personnel can have on a team, as well as an opportunity to consider the size at which teams achieve optimum performance, in terms of their decision making abilities.

Skills and Behaviours Tested:
Communication skills, problem solving, decision making, teamwork and team dynamics, leadership, conflict, trust, adapting to change and time management.

Group Size:
You’ll need a minimum of 6 participants for this exercise with a minimum of 4 participants required in the criminal gang (5 or more is better) and at least 2 participants in the police team.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• At least two rooms or separate work areas, ideally one for each team.
• A stopwatch, dice and a whistle. (Whistles are optional.)
• A copy of the relevant maps, cards and handouts for each team (available to download).

For larger groups additional Criminal Gang Packs are also available.

Notes:
This exercise has been designed to look at teamwork in a general sense and to provide an opportunity to think about what happens to teamwork when trust is impaired or missing.

The first 10 minutes, before the exercise begins, should be used to give the teams a chance to clarify their understanding of the rules, and begin thinking about their strategy.


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