Planks Team Building Activity

Planks Team Building Game

We have two versions of the Planks Team Building Activity:

  1. Standard size set – perfect as a floor-based activity. 7kg in weight and the longest piece is 96cm. See the YouTube clip below.
  2. Travel Light set – ideal for the traveling trainer who is tight on space. A 0.5 scaled version of the planks activity designed for tabletop use which fits in carry-on luggage. 2.9kg and the longest piece is 48cm.

Standard Size Planks Team Building Activity

For more than three units, or for shipping outside of the UK, please contact us

Interlocker Team Building Activity

See it in Action

Planks Team Building Exercise – £241.67 ex VAT. Free Shipping in the UK

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2 x Planks Team Building Exercise – £460 ex VAT. Free Shipping in the UK.  Save £23

3 x Planks Team Building Exercise – £650 ex VAT. Free Shipping in the UK.  Save £75

Travel Light Planks Team Building Activity

For more shipping outside of the UK, please contact us

Planks Team Building Activity

Travel Light Planks Team Activity – £129 ex VAT. Free postage within the UK.

Customer Feedback

“We are currently deploying Lean Manufacturing across our smelter. We have developed the Planks communication exercise to create a simulation that highlights the benefits of Standardised Work & QCO (Quick ChangeOver). We are now using the kit as part of the Lean Immersion training we carry out on-site for internal employees from Lynemouth and other plants across Europe. Initial trials of the simulation were excellent hence the need for extra kits to allow bigger class sizes. The Planks team exercise will now be a regular feature of our Lean Immersion training.”

Lean Coach, Rio Tinto

What’s included?

Each Planks Team Activity comes complete with full trainer notes, project briefs, best practice guidelines, and padded carry case. 

Our Planks Team Building Exercise is machine cut from high-quality Birch plywood, is lightweight, and coated with a durable lacquer finish. 

Planks Team Building Activity Game Exercise

Customers who have bought our Interlocking Planks Team Activity include:

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What is the Planks Team Building Activity?

This team-building activity goes by a few names; Planks, Interlocker, Shelving. The Planks team building activity is made up of 15  interlocking wooden planks, all of which need to be put together in a specific way. The team is tasked with accurately constructing the puzzle/unit and then given time to explore, test and practice the most efficient/quickest way to construct it.  To achieve this successful teams have to develop a clear strategy, have clearly defined roles & responsibilities, and constantly (re)evaluate their performance and methodology – elements and behaviours essential for success in the workplace.

The Planks team building and communication exercise generates lots of valuable learning that can instantly be applied to the world of work. The achieving of high performance requires the deliberate practice of key behaviours.  The Planks team activity is ideal for the practice of these key behaviours. 

We use the planks team-building exercise to demonstrate the importance of: 

  • Leadership
  • Effective communication
  • Sharing best practice
  • Process improvement
  • Cross team communication
  • Coaching
  • Understanding and defining roles & responsibilities
  • Working towards common goals
  • 100% Inclusion

Group Size – 6-10

Time Needed:

60-90 minutes excluding review/debrief. Depending on your learning objectives and training material, you may choose to spend longer e.g. continuous improvement/process improvement training.

Each of our planks team exercises comes complete with full trainer notes, project briefs, and best practice guidelines,   For larger teams, we recommend using multiple sets. Multiple sets are perfect for demonstrating the importance of cross-team communication, sharing best practice and a one-team approach. Different teams will develop different methods and will progress at different rates. 

The Planks team-building exercise is machine cut from high-quality Birch plywood, is lightweight and coated with a durable lacquer finish. Each one comes with a durable carry case, trainer notes, and participant briefs.

If you would like a facilitated training event on how to get the best out of the Planks team-building exercise, just get in touch, or purchase below. We will be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you so that you can get the very best out of this exercise.  

Use the planks team building game with:

  • Single teams
  • Multiple teams working to one goal
  • Multiple teams working in competition
  • Continuous Improvement curricula

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