This evening I was at the TEDx event : https://www.facebook.com/events/1485087678453946/
I would like to share my experience with you. The event was about to energize and motivate the participants with games, activities and recorded TED talks. One of the game was really similar than the groupwork organised last friday about build the highest building with one piece of paper. There, teams had to build the highest freestanding structure with :
- 20 sticks of spaghetti
- one yard tape
- one yard string
- one mashmallow
The mashmallow had to be one the top of the structure and teams had 18 minutes to build.
After the 18 minutes, only 3 teams out of 10 had a final structure including one that fell before being measured. It was very interesting to see how team had to organized themself, try to do their’s best to get up with the best solution but failed at the end because they didn’t think about the mashmallow they had to put on the top of the structure.
Then TEDx organizers show us a TEDx video about the game : “Mashmallow challenge”
You’ll see that statistics are very surprising : kindergarten children are more efficient than business school student !
I let you see why and the explanations of this funny game 🙂