Practical team problem solving activity.
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Helium Stick aka Magic Stick
How it works
There is no helium, there is no magic, it is just a really light pole. Supported by all team members it takes just the tiniest movement by any one person which is then followed by the rest of the team, and the whole stick seems to rise of its own volition. With concentration, communication and working as a team, the stick can be lowered gracefully to the floor.
The simple version is frequently used as a fun icebreaker or energiser.
Linked with a serious review the activity provides a metaphor / demonstration regarding how a task that appears simple can become complicated once a team is required.
Time. Around 10 - 20 minutes. The larger the team the longer it takes.
Numbers. Ideally 10 - 16.
Indoors or outdoors. Suitable for either.
What you get
Gold coloured aluminium pole.
Folds down to 50cm for carrying.
Facilitator Notes in PDF form sent via email.
Why choose this one
Price includes VAT.
Free post and packing within the UK.