Belbin Team building Games and Exercises - Co-operate

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Team Building Exercise: Co-operate

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Co-operate can be used time after time making it an invaluable investment for any training company, recruitment specialist or HR department.




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WHAT is Co-operate?

Co-operate is a team building game which consists of 3 separate team building exercises.

Each exercise can be run with 4 - 8 participants or all the exercises can be run at the same time, allowing up to 24 people to take part. The exercises take approximately 20 minutes each to complete. Feedback and debrief time can be as long as required.

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Co-operate comes with a facilitator’s guide which includes observation and feedback forms so that observed behaviours can be noted for discussion, whether on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a team building day.

Organisations find Belbin Co-operate an invaluable tool in conducting assessment centres, since it highlights individuals' natural behaviour within a short period of time.

WHY use Co-operate?

Co-operate has many uses. Feedback from our customers has shown that it can be used for:

  • Assessment Centres - a great way to observe behaviour in a 'team' situation
  • Ice breakers - gets everyone involved from the start, or gets them going again after lunch!
  • New team development - gives everyone the chance to co-operate from the start
  • Team Building - a great way of seeing how a team copes and communicates
  • Management development - observing how individuals interact with the team

The THREE Exercises

Co-operate uses three action-oriented exercises which actively illustrate the most important elements of good teamwork. Successful completion of the tasks depends on effective communication, co-operation and decision-making.

  • Team Build
    The team is asked to complete a series of shapes on different boards, exchanging pieces as they go, without being able to see each others’ boards. Ultimately, the exercise can only be completed if they sacrifice short-term individual goals for the sake of the team’s achievements.
  • Team Rescue
    The team is required to form a strategy to rescue a “rocket” within a short timeframe. They must listen for the input of other team members and decide who will be actively involved in the operation.
  • Team Write
    This exercise is only possible if the team pulls together to work as one. The team must control the writing apparatus supplied to manoeuvre a pen and draw different shapes.


Each of the activities draws attention to a different aspect of team dynamics, providing plenty of opportunities for observation and feedback. Observation sheets are included.

COSTS and Delivery

Co-operate costs £595 + £20 P&P (UK) + VAT.

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