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Global Maze experiential learning activity

Global Maze

Global Maze challenges teams to find a successful path across the grid using a hand-held detector without triggering an audible alarm. The easily programmable activity allows for the facilitator to change the path of the grid to focus on how the group manage change, as well as effective communication skills and teambuilding.

This is a fully programmable and economical adaptation of Interel's Electric Maze.

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Key Features

    Learning Focus
  • Action Planning
  • Change Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Improving Performance
  • Problem Solving
  • Teambuilding
  • Group Size
  • Ideal: 6 - 16
  • Possible: 16 - 24
  • Duration
  • 30-90 Minutes plus review

Activity Overview

A new, ultra portable and economical variation of Interel's Electric Maze. Now it's easier than ever to conduct high impact learning activities tailored to meet diverse developmental goals.

The Challenge

To deliver a dynamic learning activity that illustrates the value of effective communication, skillful planning, leadership roles, coaching and success through team process with maximum portability and affordability.

The Solution

Global Maze is an ultra portable and economical adaptation of Interel's Electric Maze®. The Global Maze activities challenge teams to find a successful path, using a unique hand-held detector, without triggering an alarm. Maze activities, tailored for one-hour sessions or all day programs, accelerate the learning of skills essential to team and organisational success.

Learning Objectives

  • • Teamwork
  • • Effective team Communication
  • • Goal-setting and Monitoring
  • • Rehearsing and Improving a process
  • • Change Management
  • • Leadership
  • • Problem solving

Activity Description

Activity Contents:

1.8m x 2.4m Vinyl grid with removable RF tags, 2x Detecting probes, Airline approved 'carry-on' case, Facilitator guide

Package Weight: 9kg

Participants must find a successful path across the grid, using an electronic hand-held detector without triggering an alarm.

The Global Maze gives teams a powerful and exciting learning experience with little physical effort. The effects of change, performance improvement, leadership, competition and many other learning areas can be explored in a single, or series of increasingly demanding tasks using this activity.

By adding constraints such as working in silence or with restricted communication, or by increasing time or quality standards different aspects of teamwork, control and supervision can be explored


Global Maze in LeadershipReview by Alberto
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We use Global Maze to encourage participants to plan and execute strategy with increasing levels of uncertainty and time constraints. We like using the budget option to identify also ways they handle risk/reward behaviours. An extremely versatile activity. (Posted on 06/11/2017)
Global Maze for trust and non-verbal communicationsReview by DF Consulting
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I use the exercise with 2 teams, each team has to cross the maze. Teams start at opposite ends of the maze. 1 person from each team at a time attempts to cross, if they step on a mine they have to step off the maze and the alternate team then tries. The learning is in non-verbal communications and trust. The rules are that they get 10 mins planning time to agree and communicate a strategy, after 10 minutes no verbal communications allowed. Teams must communicate via non-verbal (cannot write anything down or mark maze in any way). Typically teams agree a strategy but it goes out the window once the exercise starts as people are ‘afraid’ to find a mine/live section. The review and debrief also identifies the importance of clear non-verbal communications and how mixed messages can confuse people and cause problems. In addition trust plays a big part as if 1 person steps on a mine the any team members that have already made it across have to go back to the start again.

This version of the exercise works really well in cross-functional teams where different teams/groups have to work together to be successful.
(Posted on 18/05/2017)
Global Maze for CommunicationsReview by Derek
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I use the global maze exercise as part of a communications programme for senior management. Teams are required to define a strategy (how to cross the maze) and then communicate to the wider group. Each member then passes the information onto the next etc. Note the message is constantly changing with new information as they discover the location of the mines/live sections. The feedback from this exercise is excellent. Participants get a real life understanding around the importance of defining and communicating a strategy in a dynamic business environment. Groups see the importance of communicating with clarity and brevity to ensure people have the latest relevant information. (Posted on 18/05/2017)

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