Polygon Puzzle®

$345.00

The Polygon Puzzle™ is a challenging, exciting, fun filled and highly effective team development activity. Used by hundreds of organizations from all business sectors around the world. Polygon Puzzle enables you to build a team in less than one hour.

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“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 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 with up to 30 participants using a single puzzle, or with hundreds of participants using multiple puzzles.

The Polygon Puzzle is a Level 1 Simulation

 

  • 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.
  • Works well with Individual Assessments like Change Style Indicator and Team Development Assessments like Team Performance Questionnaire.

  • To help your group understand the importance of teamwork
  • To identify your team’s strengths and weaknesses
  • To understand that each individual brings unique skills and experiences to the team
  • To learn to communicate effectively and to actively listen
  • To learn to cooperate and collaborate to problem-solve
  • To learn firsthand how synergy brings about enhanced individual and group performance
  • To learn how to create a positive work environment within which professional relationship are strengthened

  • 28 puzzle pieces (made of PVC multi-colored plastic)
  • 30 coated clue cards in a plastic case
  • Sturdy coated color solution sheet
  • CD-ROM with facilitator materials and resources
  • Includes: Expanded Facilitator Guide, New PowerPoint presentation and a bonus Team exercise to identify team member skills and set goals.
  • A Quick-Read, 1-Page Facilitator’s Guide
  • All materials designed for durability and reuse for many years to come

  • Exercise Length:  1 hours without assessment, 1.5 hours with assessment
  • Number of Participants: 8-30 with one puzzle, many more if more than one puzzle is used
  • Space Required: 1 room
  • Certification Required: NO, this simulation is designed to be used right out of the box with little pre-planning