How It Works
Stranded in a jungle after surviving an airplane crash, teams are challenged to build a helicopter to exact specifications using only toy parts, limited access to an assembled model, and teamwork. Starting with a planning phase, they discuss how to execute the project, and then the construction begins!
When the team believes they've properly built their aircraft, the facilitator checks the helicopter for accuracy and then records the amount of time you dedicate to planning and construction. The winner? The team that spends the most time planning is typically the team that completes the project the fastest. Following the activity, team members take part in a discussion about team dynamics, offer insights, and create an action plan for improvement.
The Jungle Escape kit is packed with all the team building activities and tools you need to deliver an interactive, 90-minute exercise that educates as it engages. It includes a comprehensive facilitator guide, colorful toy parts, a useful participant guide, support materials, an action video, and a travel suitcase. Jungle Escape provides the team-building games and materials that will help develop your team into an effective unit capable of overcoming any obstacle. We even added a water bottle for trainers with a thirst for learning!
Jungle Escape is a snap to facilitate, whether you are a novice or a seasoned trainer. Use the customer service team building games of Jungle Escape as a powerful way to introduce basic team skills, improve productivity between multiple work teams, or energize mature teams.
The Jungle Escape Inter-Team Version is designed to teach multiple teams, from different areas or departments, how to work with each other more effectively. If your participants would benefit from a cross-team, rather than direct-team, training experience, you should give our Inter-Team Version a try! The standard Jungle Escape Facilitator Guide includes discussion questions, normative data, and instructions for administering the Inter-Team Version - all you need to do is purchase the Inter-Team Participant Guides to conduct your session. All other kit components for running the game are the same.
Uses and Applications
Jungle Escape can be used as a standalone team building game or as part of a more comprehensive training program. It was developed specifically for new and intermediate workgroups, but it's also an excellent refresher and energizer for more mature teams. You can also use the game to:
- Introduce the elements of effective teamwork
- Kick off a team-building workshop or seminar
- Improve productivity between multiple work teams
- Identify group issues or concerns that block team performance
- Energize established work teams
By the end of this simulation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the difference between cohesive, fragmented, and divergent teams
- Learn and practice the nine elements of effective teamwork
- Experience vital group-process skills
- Demonstrate the balance between planning and implementation
- Recognize the impact of individual behavior on group productivity
- Establish action-planning steps for improved team performance