Introducing Flat Out: PyramidsAncient Egyptians believed that a pyramid was a celestial stairway to the heavens but the pyramids were much more than religious buildings: they were symbols of man’s ability to overcome the odds and create superb structures that would stand the test of time. Flat Out: Pyramids gives your teams the opportunity to recreate one of these ancient, monolithic structures but with a corporate twist: the final pyramid will ingeniously reveal an image of your choice or an all-important statement. The same or different messages can be placed on one, two or all three sides of the pyramid. In addition to the multifaceted construction element of Flat Out: Pyramids, your teams will need to overcome problem-solving issues, network on many levels and express themselves creatively, whilst ultimately realising that working together as one has far greater potential. Accuracy and attention to detail will ensure that the small pyramids all fit together into one colossal pyramid, underpinning the message that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. With no hieroglyphics in sight, the sky is the limit when your teams realise the power of working together. Not only that but the inspiration this provides will endure long after the day itself if you choose a strategic location for the pyramid to serve as a motivational reminder for all.
What will happen during Flat Out: Pyramids?
- From the opening brief, your teams will assume they are competing to create small pyramids.
- However, as the commotion and hubbub ensues, they will soon realise that by working collectively they can create something truly impressive.
- Armed with transfers that stick onto each outside face of the smaller pyramids, your team will begin the task of solving an intriguing and complex Rubik’s Cube scenario as they begin the final construction of your corporate pyramid.
- As the giant pyramid is built so the key message is skilfully revealed and completely understood by all.
Learning and development outcomes
In ancient Egypt a pyramid was much more than a building; it was a symbol of man's ability to overcome the odds and create a magnificent structure that would stand the test of time. In addition to the construction part of the exercise, teams overcome problem-solving elements, network on many levels and express themselves creatively.
This popular team building exercise begins with a ‘me focus’ as participants work on their own part of the puzzle, with resource management and quality control essential to ensure the fundamental building blocks are produced on time and to high standards.
‘Team focus’ follows as individuals come together in an interactive problem solving exercise which creates the next stage of building blocks. ‘Whole group focus’ is then required to achieve the common goal of combining all of the elements into a cohesive pyramid. Your bespoke company message is instantly reinforced as it forms part of the final construction.
It stands tall as a reminder of the power of working to a common goal.
Corporate Social Responsibility ideas
An example of using Flat Out Pyramid for Corporate Social Responsibility is prior to the event teams can seek "sponsorship" for the decoration of the pyramid from clients or associates with the money going to your favourite charity. Reward the sponsors by giving them a segment of the pyramid that was decorated with their branding, or by sending them a photo of the end result.