Why can't these people work as a team?
As a trainer, you're familiar with this plea. We know teamwork is vital to organizational success, yet so many teams continue to struggle. Why? The answer may be as simple as this: they don't have a clear vision of how a well-oiled team looks, acts, and feels.
You can stand in front of your audience and tell - even push - them to be better team members, but we have a better idea. Let them experience it. Whisk teams away from the traditional classroom with Jungle Escape, the high-energy game that's been a bestseller and perennial favorite among trainers since it was first introduced more than 30 years ago.
Fully immersed in a survival scenario, teams are challenged to work together to build a make-shift helicopter with only limited parts--and each other. Jungle Escape's hands-on design enables players to discover and practice critical group-process skills such as team planning, problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution. Before they know it, they've experienced first-hand the differences between a Cohesive team and one that's Fragmented or Divergent.
• Understand the difference between Cohesive, Fragmented, and Divergent teams
• Learn and practice the nine elements of effective teamwork
• Experience vital group-process skills
• Demonstrate the balance between planning and implementation
• Recognize the impact of individual behavior on group productivity
• Establish action-planning steps for improved team performance
How it Works:
Stranded in a jungle after surviving an airplane crash, teams are challenged to build a helicopter to exact specifications using only toy parts, limited access to an assembled model, and teamwork. Starting with a planning phase, they discuss how to execute the project, and then the construction begins!
When the team believes they've properly built their aircraft, the facilitator checks the helicopter for accuracy and then records the amount of time that was dedicated to planning and construction. The winner? The team that spends the most time planning is typically the team that completes the project the fastest. Following the activity, team members take part in a discussion about team dynamics, offer insights, and create an action plan for improvement.
The Jungle Escape kit is packed with everything you need to deliver an interactive, 90-minute team-building exercise, from a comprehensive facilitator guide, colorful toy parts, and useful participant guides to support materials, an action video, and an eco-friendly backpack. Heck, we even added a water bottle for trainers with a thirst for learning!
Jungle Escape is a snap to facilitate, whether you are a novice or a seasoned trainer. Use the game as a powerful way to introduce basic team skills, improve productivity between multiple work teams, or energize mature teams.
Uses and Applications
Jungle Escape can be used as a standalone team-building exercise or part of a more comprehensive training program. It was developed specifically for new and intermediate work groups, but it's also an excellent refresher and energizer for more mature teams. You can also use the game to:
• Introduce the elements of effective teamwork
• Kick off a team-building workshop or seminar
• Improve productivity between multiple work teams
• Identify group issues or concerns that block team performance
• Energize established work teams
To develop basic team skills
New and intermediate teams
What to Order
Complete Kit: Order one to get started.
The complete kit is packed with everything you need to train up to 3 teams of 5-6 players at one time, including a comprehensive facilitator guide, toy helicopter parts, support materials, and an initial supply of 18 participant guides.
Participant Guide: Order to replenish your complete kit.
The complete kit includes an initial supply of participant guides, but you will need to replenish them when you run out. Order one per participant.
Inter-team Kit: Designed for cross-functional teams that must work together.
The inter-team kit is packed with everything you need to train up to 3 teams of 5-6 players at one time, including a comprehensive facilitator guide, toy helicopter parts, support materials, and an initial supply of 18 inter-team participant guides.
Please call 800.633.4533 to order an Inter-Team Kit.
Inter-team Participant Guide: Order to replenish your inter-team kit.
The inter-team kit includes an initial supply of inter-team participant guides, but you will need to replenish them when you run out. Order one per participant.
Extra Helicopter: Order one per team if training more than three teams at one time.
The complete and inter-team kits include reusable toy parts for three helicopters. Order additional helicopters (one per team) if you are facilitating a session with more than three teams.
QuickStart Training: optional
Whether you are a novice trainer or seasoned facilitator, we highly recommend HRDQ QuickStart Training. Personalized, one-on-one telephone coaching is provided at your convenience to get you up-to-speed on the product. Our subject matter experts will review the content with you, offer ideas for tailoring it to your specific needs, discuss typical participant questions and reactions, and more.
Jungle Escape Backpack and Water Bottle: optional
Each complete and inter-team kit includes an eco-friendly backpack and reusable water bottle for the trainer, but they're also fun giveaways and prizes for your audience.
Prop Pack: optional
This backpack is filled with fun, reusable props and critters such as safari hats, inflatable palm trees, stuffed monkeys, snakes, parrots, and bugs that will transform your training classroom into an exotic jungle. Each pack includes enough materials to accessorize three teams at one time. Please note: contents may vary based upon availability.