Team building Challenge – Crack the Code

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Herman Otten
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During this Team Building Challenge you divide the team into sub groups and you send each subgroup this team building challenge. The group that solves this puzzle first wins!
A team building challenge is highly beneficial for teams across various industries and organizations. These challenges typically involve tasks or activities that require teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Here are several reasons why team building challenges are advantageous:

Improved Team Dynamics: A team building challenge encourages team members to work together in a collaborative and coordinated manner. They help break down silos and foster a sense of unity among team members.

Problem-Solving Skills: Many challenges involve solving complex problems or puzzles. This encourages team members to think critically, brainstorm ideas, and apply creative problem-solving techniques.

Healthy Competition: Friendly competition in a team building challenge can motivate team members to perform at their best. It often encourages teams to strive for excellence and set high standards.

Celebration of Successes: Successfully completing a team building challenge fosters a sense of accomplishment and shared success among team members. It provides an opportunity to celebrate achievements.

Application to Real Work Scenarios: The skills, lessons, and dynamics learned from team building challenges can be directly applied to real work scenarios. This leads to improved teamwork and more effective problem-solving.

Do you like this exercise? Let’s give these variations a try:

Variation 1:
You can hand out multiple prices based on the order the subgroups send in the magic word. The first subgroup that got the magic word get the first price, the second subgroup the second price, etc.

Variation 2:
You can make your own puzzles as well. First you upload a ‘you cracked the code’ Youtube video containing a magic word. After you uploaded the video look at its URL and write down the letters in the URL after ‘watch?=’. Then draw the 9 puzzle pieces on a paper. Divide the URL letters in 9 parts and write each part in each corner. Lastly write or draw something in each puzzle piece so the participants can determine the order. Copy the puzzle as many times as there are subgroups and give each subgroup 1 paper.

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