Drone Control is an active team building event.Teams must carefully manoeuvre their drones through 8 ‘man-made’ obstacles between launch and launching pad. Teams start by interpreting the 8 illustrated obstacle cards that range in complexity.Teams interpret and plan the execution of their choreographed moves, who goes where, when and who does what. Each person is given an opportunity to fly the drone. Teams practise perfecting their moves before they take part in the final timed race.The winning team is the one that utilises each player and coordinates their movements with agility.
Drone control is a fun and creative way to develop teams with technology. Throughout the exercise, teams must search for physical efficiencies to shave seconds off their final time. Choreographing and reforming new obstacles requires innovative thinking and often provides enlightening results. The challenge requires individuals to continually adapt to changing roles and is the perfect metaphor for agile teamwork. Drone Control is fun but also a complex strategic planning exercise that demands total involvement without participants feeling exposed. The added time pressure maintains a competitive but safe context to explore team dynamics and reinforce positive team working values.