Are you looking for more than fun and games? Do you want to do an activity that will provide real insight into the way your team works together, shares information, and solves Does your team have problems? Do you want to test the performance of your team under pressure? Do you want your whole team working together? Most of all, do you want to do this in a fun and challenging activity? If you do - then welcome to Gridlock.

Everything you need to know about the Gridlock team building activity

This team building activity is designed to test the decision making, problem solving, and communication of your team in a tough and challenging situation. It contains just the right mix of fun, frustration, and challenge and will provide great insight for how your team works together in challenging situations.

Gridlock is a challenging scenario that requires diligent attention and teamwork.
Your team has to unravel a complex puzzle and uncover all the clues to unlock the “Gridlock.

What happens during the Gridlock team building activity?

It begins simply enough - the team are given locations where they can find more information. They must then allocate roles, uncover the information, and deal with the challenges they find along the way. They will need careful communication as information becomes fragmented and needs to be pieced together.

Gridlock features a famous contraption affectionately called “The Claw”  This has baffled and challenged many teams as they need to follow the instructions of their guide and work together to pick things up from a hidden area using only “The Claw.”

Benefits achieved from completing the Gridlock team building activity

This scenario is perfect for assessing leadership, communication, decision making, problem solving, and general teamwork.

Your larger group will be broken into smaller teams, including a leadership team, who then need to work together and share information.

It’s a totally self directed activity, which means that your team is in complete control of their own success - or failure. The success of your team is easily measured - did they unlock the code and navigate the “Gridlock?

This scenario can be modified to suit the specific needs of your venue or group.

How will your group perform in this challenging scenario?

The Focus

  • Communication and information sharing Roles and Responsibilities
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership


Minimum and maximum group size: 20 - 40 people
Minimum and maximum time required: 3.5 - 4 hours including a debrief

Next Steps

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Activity Details
  • Outdoor
  • 4 hours
  • $$
  • Daytime + Nighttime
Number of People
  • 0-20, 20-40
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