The Network is a challenging and active team building event that takes your group away from your event venue. Or we can simply meet up at a suitable start point. The Network is ideal for a team that wants to have fun but also would like the opportunity to think about how effectively it communicates and shares information.
Working in sub-teams, comprising 3 to 5 participants, the objective of The Network is to exchange and combine information with other sub-teams in order to locate and open a hidden treasure chest. After a briefing and planning session, we transport your team to a starting point - usually a forest or other attractive area of countryside - with a good network of footpaths leading off into the great unknown!
While the basic ability to read a map and then orienteer from point to point is required, our quick refresher at the start will ensure that no one gets lost in the forest for too long!
The route to the treasure chest is revealed by a complex flow diagram known as "The Network". As well as the treasure chest itself, your teams will need to locate and recover keys and combination codes to open the chest, again using The Network as their guide.
Each sub-team is in contact with all others using radio handsets. After some initial progress, groups usually begin to encounter difficulties and it should become apparent that no one group has sufficient information to make real progress; only by sharing information and collaborating effectively can the final goal be reached.
A number of team challenges will be encountered at rendezvous locations. As well as being great fun to overcome, these exercises require teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Although The Network is an active and participative event, the challenge is primarily directed at the team and team members' ability to work effectively together. The physical challenge of the event can be adapted to suit just about all levels. We can (with some prior notice) build-in roles for participants who want to be actively involved but in a role requiring little or no physical activity.
After locating the treasure and claiming the prize, we can if you wish return to your event venue (or a suitable pub!) where our event staff can facilitate an informal review to assist participants in fully understanding the experience they have been through and identifying key learning points. We focus on positive aspects of how the team operates and can move forward.
All equipment is provided including good quality walking boots and waterproof clothing. We can provide The Network at many different locations throughout the UK. Please contact us for details.
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