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CataPults Basic Set

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Group experience level: Challenging

CataPults Basic Set

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Themes & Outcomes Working in teams:  developing creative solutions together,... more

Themes & Outcomes
Working in teams: developing creative solutions together, inter-departmental cooperation, effective communication

Project management: planning and performing projects, milestones, dealing with time pressure, knowledge transfer,

creativity, communicating between project phases, assigning roles, dealing with complexity

Communication: precise use of language, active listening, meeting culture

Cooperating in teams: reaching and changing agreements, working towards a common goal, team communication Process optimisation, structuring change processes - collating and integrating optimisation ideas, CIP (Continuous Improvement Process), Six Sigma, incremental development of new procedures

Quality management: planning, defining and assessing quality criteria

Leadership: effective and targeted facilitation, motivation, maintaining the big picture, controlling optimisation processes

Dealing with change: reacting flexibly to new circumstances, job rotation, recognising change as an opportunity for optimisationj

 

Activity
Three teams each construct a CataPult, a device that projects balls at a wide range of angles and trajectories over a maximum range of up to ten metres. This multifaceted tool can be used in a broad range of areas and is particularly suitable for optimizing performance in organisations, improving cooperation, or also within the broader context of CIP/Lean/Six Sigma. When it comes to training and coaching organisations and teams, CataPults is the new Tool that hits the target every time.

How It’s Done
Cooperation: the three teams position themselves in the room in a triangular form so that each team can fire their balls at each other. Each team constructs a
receptacle (such as from flipchart paper) to catch balls fired their way. They get a specific number of points for each ball that reaches the target. However, the catching team also gets points. This version is best suited for teams and organisations where balance and cooperation within systems play an important role. CIP/Lean/Six Sigma: the countless variables on the CataPult influence the quality of each projected ball as well as the distance it travels. These variables need to be analysed in order to make sure each individual shot is correct and replicable. An irreplaceable tool for optimising CIP such as in the context of Six Sigma trainings. Scrambled eggs: when you want to offer your teams something a little out of the ordinary, get them to construct a catching receptacle for eggs out of flipchart paper. The aim: each egg is to be caught unbroken. But first they must optimise the CataPult’s settings with the aid of test shots. Then it’s time to fire the first egg … This is the version with outdoor event character.

CataPults Basic Set
Participants (min/opt/max): 6/12/18 with extension set: max. 24.
Time (not including review): 20‒60 minutes
Space needed: 1 large room of at least 200 sq ft
Themes & Outcomes:

Themes & Outcomes
Working in teams: developing creative solutions together, inter-departmental cooperation, effective communication
Project management: planning and performing projects, milestones, dealing with time pressure, knowledge transfer,
creativity, communicating between project phases, assigning roles, dealing with complexity
Communication: precise use of language, active listening, meeting culture
Cooperating in teams: reaching and changing agreements, working towards a common goal, team communication Process optimisation, structuring change processes - collating and integrating optimisation ideas, CIP (Continuous Improvement Process), Six Sigma, incremental development of new procedures
Quality management: planning, defining and assessing quality criteria
Leadership: effective and targeted facilitation, motivation, maintaining the big picture, controlling optimisation processes
Dealing with change: reacting flexibly to new circumstances, job rotation, recognising change as an opportunity for optimisation.

Contents:

3 construction sets for a total of 3 CataPults for work in 3 sub-groups, 1 detailed instructions manual.

Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 16.1 inches
Weight: 36.3 lbs
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