Before the official start on Saturday, Budapest Business Schoolorganised a test event on Friday, 11 September, 2015 to get the first impressions of the existing and/or suggested tools which could be used during the master as facilitating methods. The programme was a part of HEHE Erasmsu+ strategic partnership project. BBS shares the impressions with its partners: Tecnalia and Deusto Business School (Bilbao, Spain), Tiimiakatemia (Jyväskylä, Finland).
Within the framework of the so called ‘City Rally’, around 30 participants were divided into three teams (lead by the team coaches of Team Academy Budapest) and at several points in the downtown of Budapest they had to face different challenges – following different routes in the city, but having some common meeting points.
At Vörösmarty tér they had the task to collect as much money as they could. Having nothing but 30 minutes to solve the task! And they did it! Even the collected amounts were not so high (like 15 euros) but they started to co-operate.
Teams had to solve a quiz about the downtown – time was short also here, pressure was high but participants could use smart phones.
In a local pub – again without external help – they needed to find out several variants of Hungarian typical drink: ‘fröccs’ (combination of wine and soda water). For the first look it was an easy challenge but getting ‘vice janitor’ or ‘lummox’ as a question it became to a hard work.
As last in a sport park they got the challenge of a carpet of approx 1.5 square metres. How to reverse it while standing all members of the team? Not an easy task again.
So the event was about innovation, creativity, co-operation, task sharing, practice and team working. Terms that are not only used but applied in practice during the 4 semesters of the master in entrepreneurship.
After each challenge they had to send a family photo as a proof from the team solving the problem – or just to having it survived ;-))
The programme finished with a common dinner where participants shared their ideas about improving the tools using in the afternoon.