“The Ramp” is a new team building activity that requires true teamwork where all members are accountable for the results.
Given limited time and resources and a clear mandate to follow, teams must organize themselves efficiently to build a ramp made entirely of straws, capable of transporting a ball a minimum of five meters by the pull of gravity alone. The catch is that the ramp is made up of multiple sections built by teams who have very limited communication during the construction phase.
Participants must embrace and apply key elements of effective teams or they will fail.
This is one of the most impactful team building programs because it allows teams to identify where they feel they are strongest and where they could improve (even if they successfully complete the challenge).
In the wake of the important changes in my national team, we recently met and took advantage of this team meeting to consolidate our strengths and work together to get to know each other better. [Marc Merulla] who facilitated our workshops, is perfectly bilingual and knows his business very well. He took care to review with me about my overall goal between two sessions and I really appreciated his professionalism. He practices in Ottawa / Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec City.— Barbara Delisle, M.A.P.
Meteorological Service of Canada
Ce fut un honneur de travailler avec vous et votre équipe. Sur le thème, à l’heure, énergique et vous comprenez ce qu’est notre environnement. Je vous remercie!— Marie-Andree Lessard
Gestionnaire, performance olympique, Comité olympique canadien
It was an honor to work with you and your team. On theme, on time, energetic and you got what our environment was about. Thank you!— Marie-Andree Lessard
Manager, Olympic Performance, Canadian Olympic Committee
For our large group of participants, many of whom were meeting for the first time, the puzzle challenge and the ramp really allowed them to connect, learn and problem solve all while having a lot of fun!— Lizanne Murphy, Olympian 2012, 2016
Canadian Olympic Committee
Just a quick note to sincerely thank you for the team building event during our Quality Summit! Our group really appreciated the experience and are still talking about it two days later. Let’s just say it had the intended result!
It was an excellent team building activity, our team really enjoyed it and many lessons were drawn from the experience. Your team is very professional and Marc Merulla did a fantastic job. Thanks again.— Anthony Grace Couture, MGP
“The Ramp challenge brought unity and allowed interaction and team work with colleagues who work for different teams within one same department. The entire team truly enjoyed the event and we were very happy with our decision to hire Team Building Montreal!”— Ximena Hernandez
Catering Specialist, Air Canada