Celtic Cross is a popular and free challenging online team problem solving activity with powerful messages about managing team communication - teams need to create a process to manage and categorise individual contributions and shared understanding.
All communication is verbal; strategic thinking skills are essential. Each participant is provided with a link to view their individual task information contained on images of playing cards.
This is a perfect early team exercise or ice-breaker to establish how a team works together and is ideal for groups not previously experienced in working as a virtual group or team.
Celtic Cross is delivered via the secure and easy to whitelist portal at experientiallearningtools.com
and can work alongside any online meeting provider such as Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet etc. The free single user licence is provided for three months (and is also bundled free with Online Workstations
This exercise demands both task and group leadership. It also requires critical thinking - simply sharing the information will not uncover the answers, rather the information contained on each information card must be combined, and then used to deduce the answer to the question posed in the activity brief. This allows the group to be involved in a significant virtual team-problem solving activity, and quickly mirror problems that real-life teams face in the workplace.
This activity was developed by Derek Fox
and this online version is provided to RSVP Design customers thanks to Derek's generosity!