Each team plays the role of elves, Santa's little helpers tasked with preparing gifts and decorations in the lead up to Christmas. Their goal is to accumulate goods by building relationships with other groups of Elves, while using their cunning to gather vital information. The game takes place over 4 game days, each day starts with the groups of Elves trading and ends with them returning to Lapland, to be rewarded by Santa. As the game progresses, the groups of elves develop relationships with other groups of elves and share gained knowledge.
Learning and development outcomes
A quick and clever activity where teams negotiate and trade to maximise their returns. Although this is a competitive exercise, the most successful teams are those that collaborate with others to build win-win outcomes while at the same time focussing on their own bottom line results. During a review process, winning strategies are shared and pertinent learnings are applied to the workplace.