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29. The Nine Dots

An Overview of "The Nine Dots"

“The Nine Dots" is a classic thinking puzzle but is here given a new twist. Not only does the design of this game encourage trainees to think outside the box and find the traditional solution; it also trains them to use their creativity to find unconventional solutions. A challenging and invaluable training team exercise.

Aims of this Teambuilder

The 3 aims of "The Nine Dots" are:
To teach individual players to become more creative
To look at what is meant by “thinking outside the box”
To experience a brainstorming session as a way to freeing up creativity

How to Use this Teambuilder

Like all the training team exercises in this series, "The Nine Dots" provides you with a comprehensive guide to using this exercise on any teambuilding event. The Teambuilder will show you how to prepare, how to introduce the exercise, how to run it with possible variations and alternatives, and how to debrief and lead a post-exercise discussion.

"The Nine Dots" also comes with the following worksheets and resources:
Worksheet 01: The Nine Dots Diagram
Worksheet 02: The Nine Dots Help Sheet
Worksheet 03: The Nine Dots Classic Solution
Worksheet 04: Uses of a Brick
Worksheet 05: Alternative Solutions
Worksheet: Self-Assessment
Worksheet: Exercise Evaluation
Appendix 01: Thinking Outside the Box
Appendix 02: Brainstorming

Complementary Products

You can find other training team exercises in the MTL E-Manuals and MTL 1daycourseplans series. You can also collect other Teambuilders such as Main Street and Lost at Sea or download the complete set of 40 Teambuilders as a MTL Bumper Bundle. 

Price of this product: £12.95

Delivery Method:
This product can be downloaded directly from this site.