How much is the ball? A team building opportunity

In his book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Daniel Kahneman posts up a most excellent question that I share below. My thought was to add a bit of reality about organizational issues and opportunities, and because so few senior executives are open to asking for help from their people in solving problems. My thought was that I could best pose this as a paradox of leadership and teamwork:

Thinking fast and slow kahnemann team building

As we play with this reality, and the reality that teams really do not ask their Expedition Leaders for help or advice, we are trying to find some ways to impact this servant leadership and improve the quality of decision-making as well as optimizing performance.

Any thoughts?


Oh, the answer is $0.05 – Five Cents.

The reason is that if the ball is 5 cents and the bat is a dollar more, the cost of the bat is $1.05. Right? Not really so hard, but that is also like many of the decisions made every day in the workplace. Better teamwork and collaboration, combined with more involved and engaged local leadership, has a wide variety of positive impacts on people and performance.

Take a look at our team building exercise, The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine,


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Scott Simmerman 2016Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

One of the best teambuilding exercises in the world, as rated by his users, is The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, which focuses on leadership, collaboration, alignment and focuses on implementing the collective performance optimization ideas.

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