Participants start out standing in a small circle with a large, flat ring of elastic running around the outside, loose at their backs. As they step back, the circle expands, and the fabric stretches until it becomes taught. This allows people to lean back with their entire weight supported.
Trust grows naturally as the group quickly recognizes the interdependency between the parts; if enough people are not moving backwards in sync, the band would lose its tension and someone’s weight would no longer be supported causing him/her to fall. The experience can become dynamic as participants are sent (by instruction or on their own initiative) from one side to another, requiring others to adapt to the changing structure.
Standing or sitting, the participants lean back and literally feel the support of the team. This creates a feeling safety and trust where issues may be discussed.
The group develops a logical system of maintaining tension while exchanging positions within the band. At the same time, the they are challenged to move about 100 feet (30 meters) as a group. To succeed, the team's choreography must be efficient and in sync.
SHARE THIS TOOL
Use it for experiencing change as natural and organic, adjusting roles, self-organizing
Use it for exploring interdependencies of parts within systems, ripple effects of actions, need for the parts to be flexible and adaptive, maintaining balance, shared responsibility for performance
Use it for shared responsibility for organization performance, distributed leadership
Use it for establishing trust, developing a safe environment and learning to connect mind and body
Use it for post-lunch regroup or end-of-day team renewal
|Participants (min / optimal / max)||Time for Activity|
|Standard: 4 /12 / 16|
Large: 4 / 12 / 34
|Standard: 1 blue Lycra fabric band,1 detailed instructions manual|
Large: 1 red Lycra fabric band,1 detailed instructions manual
|Standard: 15 sq. ft (1.4 sq. m)|
Large: 20 sq. ft (1.9 sq. m)
|Standard: 13 x 10 x 6 in (33.0 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm)|
Large: 13 x 10 x 6 in (33.0 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm)
|Standard: 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)|
Large: 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
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Sept 19, 2023
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Sept 12, 2023
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Jun 23, 2022
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Sept 27, 2022
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May 26, 2022
Loved the Metalog Tools that I ordered for Training. We had 20 people in the class and some of their favorite exercises were those using the Metalog Tools. The tools are a little bit pricey but everything is made extremely well. I anticipate being able to use them in training for a long time! I would give them an "Excellent" rating.
May 4, 2022
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Mar 24, 2022
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April 13, 2022
Since I meet METALOG TOOLS everything changed. In terms of interaction, this kind of tools allow the expansion of dynamics, also facilitates the adoption of concepts and the evaluation of what is done in the workshops. The tools have a high, medium and low level of complexity, they are tailored to the participants and have a facilitation guide, this allows their proper use. In general terms, I recommend Metalog Tools as an ally in your training and education processes.
Ivania Artunduaga Rubiano
Dec 17, 2021
Fantastic customer service! We had several questions about the items before we ordered, and some of the items were coming from Germany. We got all of our questions answered, and they handled all of the details with shipping from Germany. Everything arrived on time in perfect order.
Dec 17, 2021
We love using Metalog tools and trainings within our organization. The fun, hands-on approach has helped solidified learning and application!
Dec 13, 2021
These tools have transformed our training programs. Our participants are fully engaged and able to learn and retain the material naturally. For our facilitators, the ways we can use these tools are seemingly endless.
July 11, 2021
Metalog Tools achieve something that few other forms of training can: the ability to quickly tap into my customers’ visual and tactile senses, and utilize them for the learning process. I am so happy every time to see how, when I tailor the activity precisely to the needs of my customers, I can achieve deep and long-lasting learning, confident in the knowledge that my work is not just useful, but also great fun.
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