Flexible thinking is the ability to shift thinking or attention in response to a switch in rules, or to new or unexpected situations. Flexible thinking is also referred to as mental flexibility or cognitive flexibility. (https://mindprintlearning.com/blog/flexible-thinking/)
We can say that flexible thinking is the ability to adapt our own behaviours in the moment depending on the situation and the people in it. It is opposed to stuck thinking which means being unable to change what we are doing or thinking based on what is happening around us. (https://www.mvorganizing.org/what-is-the-definition-of-flexible-thinking/#What_is_the_definition_of_flexible_thinking).
Name of the activity:
The aim of the activity:
To boost teamwork, creativity during problem-solving, and time management.
Skills that the activity develops
How many people the activity is suited for:
Time requirement of the activity:
At least 15 minutes for preparation, and then depending on the number of egg structures built.
How many instructors are needed?
1 who will be tossing the egg structure into the air
Other requirements for the activity (space, equipment…):
Open floor space with higher ceiling
Assemble groups of three to five people and give each team various materials for building (paper straws, a roll of masking tape, one fresh egg, newspapers, etc.). In a set amount of time (15 minutes), each team has to complete building a structure, with the egg inside.
When time expires, all structures are collected, and a judge tosses them from at least 10 feet in elevation. The structures are then inspected to see if the eggs survived. The winners are the groups that successfully protected the egg.
- “Flexible Thinking: When It’s Hard to Adapt”, CC License, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from https://mindprintlearning.com/blog/flexible-thinking/
- Davis, B. “What is the definition of flexible thinking?”, Copyright © 2021 MVOrganizing, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from https://www.mvorganizing.org/what-is-the-definition-of-flexible-thinking/#What_is_the_definition_of_flexible_thinking.
- Spure, K. “51 best employee team building games for improving productivity at work”, Copyright © 2011 – 2021 DeskTime, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from desktime.com/blog/best-employee-team-building-activities/