Teamwork Games – A Million Dollars #76On August 17, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise you ask the team: If you win a million dollar, how do you spend it? The first participant says: if I win a million dollars I would buy a big boat. The second participant says: If I win a million dollars I would buy a big car and the other half of the money I set aside to pay for my children’s university. I would give it all away to animal shelters. I would put in in my bank account and save it for my retirement. I would give it to a childrens hospital in Cambodia. After everyone has told what he would do with the million dollars the group has to decide unanimously how to divide the million dollars. They have to do it as fast as possible and they all have to agree with the outcome. In this case someone says: Let’s just give all five of us 200.000 dollars, and everyone can decide what to do with it. No! says another person everyone who wants to spend it on the wellbeing of others deserves a bigger percentage than someone who just want to spend it on himself. I agree, I say we give the persons who wants to spend it to a charity 300.000 dollars and the remaining 400.000 dollars we divide between the persons who want to spend it on themself. I should get more that 133.000 dollars, I set half of the money aside for my children! Your children are your family, thats just for your own wellbeing. Well, and how about you? You love animals, so you give it to animals just to feel beter. That’s the same as spending it all to yourself. I have the solution. We all get 200.000 dollars and we all have to spend 50.000 dollars to a charity. That’s ridiculous, I want to spend it all to charity. Now you are telling me to keep 150.000 dollar away from children in need! That’s not what he is saying. With the remaining 150.000 dollars you can do whatever you want. I agree we all get 200.000 dollar if we all have to spend at least 100.000 dollars to a charity. 70.000 dollars to a charity and it’s a deal. Deal. Deal. Deal. Deal. In this case they agree unanimously they all get 200.000 dollar of which they all have to spend at least 70.000 dollars to a charity. The team evaluates the exercise. What worked in a positive way to come to a unanimous decision? And what didn’t work? And who was the leader of the discussion? The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video and Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.