Teams work to get all team members to a central island and open a treasure chest. They have 3 beams, a rope and, luckily, there are small rocks in between that work as safe places. They use the beams to make bridges between them and move the whole team toward the island.
Easy? It seems easier than it is. In the beginning, it will be straightforward but, as teams move closer to the island, things get more complicated. The methods they used before no longer work. Teams who are not agile will become stuck and unable to move. Teams soon realise that to succeed they must collaborate.
Together the teams can work their way to the island and open the chest for a great surprise.
Learning and development outcomes
Treasure Island has been called the 3 S Island: Synergy, Sharing and Solidarity, because that’s the attitude you need to reach it, like so many real life challenges. It is a challenging experiential learning activity that requires creative problem solving and appreciation of the power of collaboration for success.