Group Problem Solving | A Day in the Country

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Team Building: Problem solving

Are you confident that your team can rise to any challenge and tackle problems in a logical, systematic and constructive way? When the going gets tough, team members need to have the confidence that between them they have the skills to work through issues and face them positively without losing sight of the primary objective. Too often, teams suffer indecision and lack of planning when faced with a problem and often choose the easiest, or most obvious, solution – only to then realise that they have missed a much better solution. Or they fix the symptoms of a problem but miss the underlying cause.

Our problem-based tasks at A Day in the Country allow team members to work together collaboratively to find a successful solution. Working in small teams on fun, non-work related challenges, individuals have the opportunity to explore different problem-solving strategies and experiment with different ways of overcoming barriers. They also grow in confidence when their suggestions can both be heard and valued in a safe environment.

We can put together an event tailored to your needs with a focus on honing your team’s problem-solving skills – contact us for further information.

Activities could include:

Leonardo’s Bridge

An exercise focusing on problem-solving and shared communication from the Grand Master himself. Can you build a self-supporting structure to span a moat given only some sticks? Some of the issues which can be addressed and illuminated in this exercise include: effective listening skills, interaction within teams, how managers communicate, problem-solving in groups, factors which determine success or lack of success, cooperation, and feedback processes.


Colourblind is a challenging, entertaining and innovative exercise involving communication and problem solving, originally developed for Air Traffic Controllers! Can your team solve the riddle of the missing piece using only their hands, voice and brains?

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