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Electric Maze Experiential Learning Activity

Electric Maze (EM3) by Interel

Electric Maze by Interel is an innovative, electronically programmable experiential learning activity that challenges teams to find a successful path without triggering a pressure sensitive alarm.

Easily adaptable and programmable, Electric Maze is a team problem solving activity for change management and business process improvement.

Electric Maze uses a wide range of exercises with this activity can develop a variety of soft skills essential to an organisation's success.

Availability: In stock


Key Features

    Learning Focus
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Improving Performance
  • Planning & Monitoring
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Group Size
  • Ideal: 6 - 16
  • Possible: 4 - 24
  • Duration
  • 30-90 Minutes plus review

Activity Overview

The EM3 Electric Maze® is an electronically programmable innovative activity that challenges teams to find a successful path without triggering an alarm. The activities used within Electric Maze® (which can be completed in about an hour) clearly demonstrate the importance of many skills that are essential to an organisation's success such as time management, process improvement, and change management within teams.

Developed and manufactured by our sister company, Interel Inc., from San Francisco, the Electric Maze® has been used as a successful team building activity around the world for many years in both large and small organisations.

Interel and RSVP Design have co-developed a number of new learning tools and RSVP Design thoroughly recommends Electric Maze® to any organisation who wishes to develop a library of high impact experiential activities.

Electric Maze® is a widely used and popular change management tool providing a powerful learning experience. The unique design assures that the activities carried out are safe and appropriate at all organisational levels, regardless of age, physical condition or cultural orientation. Simple programming of the Maze using adjustable pins creates a training environment that can be custom tailored to meet diverse learning goals.

Learning Objectives

  • • Teamwork & team building
  • • Team Communication
  • • Goal-setting and Monitoring
  • • Rehearsing and Improving a Process
  • • Change Management
  • • Problem solving
  • • Strategic thinking
  • • Time management
  • • Business process improvement

Activity Description

Activity Contents:

1.8m x 2.4m carpet grid & pinned programme control panel & facilitator guide

Package Weight: 32kg

The maze is a highly motivating learning device that consists of a grid and a control module. The grid is a flexible carpeted mat that is divided into 48 squares. Each square has a pressure-sensitive switch. If the square is activated, and if someone steps on it, the maze alarm sounds. You can activate and deactivate any square on the maze with the control module.

The maze, and the other learning devices produced by Interel, can be thought of as learning hardware. Using a computer analogy, the maze can be programmed with learning software for different learning applications. The manual explains how to install, program, and take down the hardware, and it provides software for a variety of learning applications. The hardware itself is easily programmable, and flexible by moving the pins on the switchboard which mirrors the activated squares on the grid. 


Still mazing after all these years !Review by GLA
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I have used a version of the Electric Maze for more years than I care to remember - but many years, and many teams, and many clients later, I still do not know of piece of kit that provides the learning, the sudden awareness and the flexibility that the Maze does.
I am still discovering ways of using it to help different teams in different business and learning situations - I wouldn't be without it. (Posted on 24/10/2016)
Provides a lot of freedom and flexibilityReview by Anon
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It has a lot more freedom for planning different routes to the one he previously used, has worked very well for us (Posted on 05/05/2016)
BMW, the Maze, and MeReview by Roland
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It must have been in 1994—I was doing management training for BMW. They had just bought Rover and teambuilding among managers of different nationalities (and therefore different cultures) was high on their priority list. Also, the plant in Spartanburg, USA, began delivering the first vehicles.

At one of my two-week-seminars at the Bavarian training center of BMW the chief financial officer of BMW Korea was present. We used the Electric Maze intensively: Decision Making in Groups, Intercultural Differences and, above all, Dealing with Change were among the applications. One whole day was dedicated to always changing exercises with the Maze. And whenever participants thought that we had exhausted the possibilities of the Maze there came a new challenge.
I'm still using the same Electric Maze to this day—and it has never failed me!
Roland Spinola Dipl. & Ing. (Posted on 13/04/2016)
What I loved about the Maze, was the rich metaphors it provided for meaningful debriefing and transfer of learning into a variety of corporate settings.Review by The Consulting Edge
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It was the spring of 1987 when I was first exposed to the magic of the Electric Maze®. I was attending a workshop at the Pecos River Learning Center located outside Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Pecos wilderness. The moment I saw it and experienced it, I sensed incredible potential. My primary work is as a facilitator and trainer, working primarily with senior executives in private, public and not-for-profit corporations on four continents. What I loved about the Maze, was the rich metaphors it provided for meaningful debriefing and transfer of learning into a variety of corporate settings.
David Gouthro (Posted on 13/04/2016)

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