I spent Tuesday in the company of 30 senior managers from a large infrastructure company. As part of the day, we did the Red/Blue exercise. For those who haven’t ever done this, it’s a great exercise in building teamwork and for emphasising the power of collaborative working.

I’ve used it with groups for the best part of 20 years now and it never fails to provide a great learning opportunity; either because the teams do it well, or because (frankly) they screw up!

This week, the group screwed up. They went out to beat the other groups. Unfortunately in doing so, they damaged their own chances of getting a successful outcome.

If you would like to know how it works and how you could use it in your teams, please get in touch with me and I’d be delighted to discuss it with you.