Types of Teamwork in the Uniformed Public Service

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Types of teamwork activates

At college I have taken part in the following teamwork activates. They are used in conjunction with Tuckman and Belbin to develop teams in the unformed public services.

Paper Based Disaster Scenario

The paper based scenario task that I took part in was the nuclear scenario disaster. Our goal as a team was to pick 3 of 10 very different people with different backgrounds to be put into a safe bunker and to keep the human race alive after nuclear holocaust. This task got everyone in the team involved and as team leader i made sure that we all voiced our view to the team, this however this brought on members to disagree with each other but soon enough we all manage to agree.

Outdoor Activities

As a part of our course we had a chance to go on two trips one a simple walking trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds and then an overnight walking trip to the peak district. The walk in the Lincolnshire Wolds we simply had to walk from one place to another in our teams and as a team us a map to follow points and get us where we needed to be. On the second trip to the peak district we had to walk from the bus to our camp, using a map and our orienteering to get us to the camp. We got their relatively easy, when we got to the camp we then had to put up our tents and as a team it went as planned. On the second leg of our walk some of us got tired and others members encouraged them to walk on slowly we made it to our destination.
Fun based

In our lesson as a fun teamwork activity we got given a task to build a tower out of spaghetti sticks and marshmallows. We were put in teams and whoever had the biggest tower after half an hour would win. In our teams we had to plan how we were going to build the tower and we came up with a good plan and then we had to build it, the spaghetti kept breaking and we must have gone through many different ways of completing the task.

Drill is always a good way to build a team...
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