A Session on Management Games
by Dr. Nidhi Nalwaya
Pacific institution of Management conducted Induction Programme for the student of I semester wherein a series of exciting activities were planned for the entire week which included a host of team building games, quiz, and Treasure Hunt.
The first activity for management game was Hulla Hoop Pass to initiate a spate of team building activities like framing strategies, coordination etc. The purpose was to put into practice communication; cooperation and teamwork. More than 50 students participated in this activity.
The Second activity was “Cup Stacking” The objective is to Stack cups in a pyramid shape to improve hand-eye coordination and take it a step further while shooting a rubber band at a small target. Students learned to collaborate, how to solve a problem and persevere to accomplish each challenge. This activity encourages enjoying of physical activity by becoming adapted at stacking; adjusting the difficulty level by changing the stack pattern & strings. Generally some groups complete the task very quickly while other groups keep on trying to complete the task.
Third activity was “It’s a goal” designed to learn sportsmanship; a highly competitive game wherein participants were divided into multiple teams standing in a sequential form. Each team was given a ball with the goal of getting the ball passed to the end of the team member in the fastest time possible. As the level of complexity increases, the fun turns into serious game that requires real concentration in proof ball pass within d glasses. What starts out as a simple linear sequential activity soon evolves into a powerful learning experience about shared leadership and task management.
All exercises were physically and mentally challenging and designed so as to impact the team at several levels. Team members often experienced moments of "process breakdown" thereby forced to re-group, and to double their efforts, often performing a "gap analysis" between "where they are" and "where they want to be" for the successful completion .
The venue was charged with liveliness and fervor among the students.