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Toxic Waste Exercise

This is a popular one for communication and teamwork.  It’s explained many places online, but I believe the originators were Karl Rohnke and Steve Butler (Quicksilver, 1995).  The gist is that teams must move a bucket of toxic waste (water or ping pong balls) into a “neutralization” container.  What makes the challenge quite difficult is that participants: 1) must not get to close or they’ll risk lose of limb or life; 2) must use minimal equipment (bungee cords, rope,  etc.) and 3) must do it in 20 minutes, before it blows up.

Here’s a complete description and a youtube video:

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