A lot - personal and shared learning. Every group we’ve ever encountered has really enjoyed the activity, despite often being driven to distraction at the uncertainty and ambiguity! Full engagement at this emotional and cerebral level means learning can be deeply felt and taken away.
For groups of people looking to develop their careers, a safe experience of working through uncertainty and ambiguity highlights the skills and behaviours needed to ensure performance can be sustained in demanding and unknown situations.
For individuals used to working on their own, and initially feeling overwhelmed, it can be a potent opportunity to find working with others offers valuable insights into problems as well as recognising how best to manage themselves and input their own contributions.
For teams new to responsibility, working together through a contained task where the only expertise is how people think and work together, can release new confidence and trust that the team can face challenges together, work collaboratively and with success.