The Bridge: 
Building Great Teamwork Together

Who:  Teams and groups of 5 to 20 people

Format:  2 to 3 hours including review. Can be run in or out of doors

  • Alignment
  • Problem solving
  • Roles and processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Results focus

What is it?

Imagine that your team is stranded and needs to cross a raging river to get out of danger!

The Bridge is a fun and challenging team development activity that gets everybody involved in working towards a clear goal – building the bridge that will take the team to safety.

The keys to success are great communication, problem solving and helping people to play to their strengths.

Tailored to your team’s needs

A Wild Thinking facilitator will discuss the activity with you before the day and agree on the key development themes that you would like to focus on. We will then tailor the activity to focus specifically on these key areas.

How does it work?

Once the scene is set, the team will start to organise themselves. They will have to consider scenarios such as; who will design the bridge itself, who will find the building materials needed, who will learn to drive the team’s remote controlled bus over the bridge etc. As everyone works against the clock, they will have to collaborate, make decisions and communicate effectively to get the bridge up and escape to safety before they are engulfed in the raging torrent.

Fun with a purpose

The activity is then reviewed to see what the participants learned about teamwork, communications, planning and to explore how they can take these insights back to their working environment. Themes can include:

  • Understanding how sub-teams contribute to overall team goals
  • Improved communication between team members and other teams
  • Building team spirit through a powerful shared experience
  • Encouraging sub-teams to identify with the whole group
  • Transferring learning into tangible opportunities to improve workplace performance
  • Understanding individual styles and helping team members play to their strengths


How much does it cost?

All of our facilitated team building activities are designed to be cost effective. Contact us for prices, which will include:

  • A planning discussion
  • Delivery of a tailored activity
  • A “write up” of the output of the activity including pictures


Optional extras:

  • More participants
  • Additional activities, energisers and facilitation to further enhance your team event
  • Travel charged @ 50p per mile