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Professor Warmkote's Safe - Teamwork Within and Across Teams


This game can be played in about 75 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion and evaluation, we recommend allowing 120 minutes.

• To raise awareness of the importance of attention to detail when problem solving.
• To show participants the importance of working effectively, not just within their own team but with other teams too, in order that shared goals might be achieved.
• To test participants’ competitiveness and demonstrate how being overly focused on personal goals can be detrimental to team goals.
• To allow participants the opportunity to practice their analytical and communication skills.

Skills and Behaviours Tested:
Communication skills, attention to detail, analytical skills, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, information gathering and problem solving.

Group Size:
This exercise works best when you have between 8 and 16 participants. Participants must be separated into four teams, with roughly the same number of participants in each.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• A separate work area for each team, ideally a separate room.
• Access to a (mobile) phone.
• A stopwatch or watch.
• A computer with internet access.

Professor Warmkote's Safe is one of our most challenging team building games, and introduces participants to the eccentric Professor Warmkote. The beauty of this team building game is the need for teams to work together - so this time it's not just about teamwork within teams; teamwork across teams is equally important.

The task? Well each team represents one of the Professor's four daughters - together they need to extract vital information from the Professor's often barmy letters in order to open his safe and get their hands on the 'Elixir of Brilliant Leadership'. Challenging, but fun, with a vast array of learning points that can be developed, this really is experiential learning at its best!


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