Online Workstations is a popular and challenging virtual team problem solving game 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 together.
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 answers to the two questions posed. This allows the group to be involved in a significant team-problem solving activity, and quickly mirror problems that real-life teams face in the workplace.
The annual licence provides for unlimited use for groups of up to 20 people.