Blindfold Driving - Activity DaysBUILD YOUR CUSTOM EVENT
There's no better way to illustrate the true value of team work, collaboration and communication than Blindfold Driving! A true test of trust and skill, this team building challenge involves a blindfolded driver taking a rugged 4x4 round a circuit, using only the verbal instructions supplied by the navigators.
How hard can it be?
Prepare to be surprised, enlightened and entertained by the results!
Blindfold Driving requires top notch listening, verbal communication and coordination skills - not to mention a cool head under pressure.
How does it work?
Following a welcome and a brief, the group will be split into pairs or small teams and the fun begins! A driving instructor will be on hand to instruct the group on how to operate the controls of our rugged 4x4 vehicle.
After the demonstration, it's time for the team building challenge to commence.
The driver will be fully blindfolded and seated at the controls of the 4x4. It's a pretty disorienting experience so the navigator will need to provide crystal clear directions and instruction to steer the driver in the right direction.
Each team starts with 10 points and the ultimate goal is to retain them, which is easier said than done as we've included a couple of twists to keep teams on their toes! For example, if the 4x4 hits any of our strategically placed markers, points will be deducted from their total score.
There must be no physical intervention whatsoever, physical contact will also result in points being deducted from the team score.
To make things even more challenging, alternative names will be used in place of 'left' and 'right', which always produces hilarious results!
What are the benefits of this team building activity?
Blind Driving is an excellent way to:
- Improve verbal communication skills
- Break down barriers and bond a team
- Build trust in the workplace
- Manage resistance to change
- Illustrate the importance of team building
- Instil the importance of team goal setting
- Take teams out of their comfort zones