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39. The Obelisk of Zin

An Overview of "The Obelisk of Zin"

"The Obelisk of Zin" is a classic training team exercise that works particularly well for large teams. Using a set of information cards that they cannot show to their colleagues, the team has to work out when a statue called the Obelisk of Zin was completed. The game can only be solved when everyone in the team participates and so has valuable learning points for the role of individuals in teams.

Aims of this Teambuilder

The 3 aims of "The Obelisk of Zin" are:
To practise working together in large teams to solve a problem
To underline the responsibility everyone has for team success
To manage varied information in a team.

How to Use this Teambuilder

Like all the other team exercises in this series, "The Obelisk of Zin" 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 Obelisk of Zin" also comes with the following worksheets and resources:
Worksheet 01: The Obelisk of Zin - Instructions
Worksheet 02: Information Cards 1-6
Worksheet 03: Information Cards 7-12
Worksheet 04: Information Cards 13-18
Worksheet 05: Information Cards 19-24
Worksheet 06: Information Cards 25-30
Worksheet 07: Information Cards 31-34
Worksheet 08: Answer and Rationale
Worksheet: Self-Assessment
Worksheet: Exercise Evaluation
Appendix 01: Scientific Thinking

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 Grandma's Will and The Toy Mobile or download the complete set of 40 Teambuilders as a MTL Bumper Bundle collection. 

Price of this product: £12.95

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