How It Works
Based on factual records from the Egyptian collection and The British Museum in London, Deir el-Medina asks participants to work together to solve a problem based on a realistic scenario. Each team member is given particular facts that can help solve the team’s problem. Success is determined by how well participants perform their roles in the group and process the information each team member possesses.
In group situations, individuals tend to adopt characteristic roles that can be categorized into three different types: Task Roles, Maintenance Roles, and Self-Oriented Roles. Deir el-Medina explores how the dynamics of these roles impact the group.Learning Outcomes
- Identify the various roles each person plays during work processes
- Understand how each role contributes to overall success of the group
- Experience the various task and interpersonal issues that occur when people undertake a project requiring joint problem solving and decision making
Deir el-Medina is a fun and unique way to emphasize the importance of teamwork and team roles. This game is an excellent standalone activity, or can be played as part of a team-building training program.