The Polygon Puzzle™
The Polygon Puzzle™ is a powerful team development tool designed to teach team members to communicate effectively and to collaborate to achieve a common goal successfully. Used at any level of the organization from shop floor to boardroom, the Polygon Puzzle™ provides a powerful lesson in sharing information and listening. The puzzle can be used with small groups up to 30 participants using a single puzzle, or with hundreds of participants using multiple puzzles.
How does the Polygon Puzzle work?
The Polygon Puzzle exercise takes less than an hour to complete.
Participants (8-30 with one puzzle) are divided into working teams to assemble a twenty-eight piece, two-dimensional puzzle.
Participants are given written clues from a deck of thirty clue cards.
The clues are evenly divided among the work teams, with no single team having sufficient information to solve the puzzle.
The process consists of three phases. Each phase is designed to allow participants to share information within their small team, then with the other teams, and finally to solve the puzzle as a group.
The solution to the puzzle becomes clear when the small teams learn that they must work together.
What does the Polygon Puzzle kit include?
28 puzzle pieces (made of PVC multi-colored plastic)
30 coated clue cards in a plastic case
Sturdy coated color solution sheet
NEW - CD-ROM with facilitator materials and resources
Includes: Expanded Facilitator Guide, New PowerPointTM Presentation, and a bonus
Team Exercise to identify team member skills and set goals.
A Quick-Read, 1-page Facilitator's Guide
Who uses the Polygon Puzzle™?
United States Senate
Ernst & Young
Cochise County Correctional Department
East Hampton Public Schools
Universal Studios, Hollywood
The Polygon Puzzle™ will help your people…
> Understand the importance of teamwork
> Identify their strengths and weaknesses
> Understand that each individual brings unique skills and experiences to the team
> Learn to communicate effectively and to actively listen
> Learn to cooperate and collaborate to problem-solve
> Learn first hand how synergy brings about enhanced individual and group performance
> Learn how to create a positive work environment within which professional relationships are strengthened
Testimonials for the Polygon Puzzle
The Polygon Puzzle was the highlight of our session. Everybody loved it! We will definitely use it again and again.
Joni Vetrano, Training Manager
LaQuinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST
"The presentation on Saturday went better than I could have expected. Great exercise!"
Doug Martin, Senior Associate
Mercer Human Resource Consulting