Construction Straw Challenge


This exercise requires teams to work together to create a structure from construction straws. It’s an exercise in delivering excellent performance within a set of parameters: team working, cost, quality and time. Set out a vision of how high you can make the tower, how quickly, and for how much. Then set about delivering on your promises. Can you achieve your goal?


Group size

Up to 50, split into teams of 5.


30 minutes.


Learning Outcomes:

  • The importance of agility in decision-making and action
  • Setting out a vision and working towards delivering on your promises
  • Working together to create the best outcome as a team
  • Learning that delivering excellent performance is a communal responsibility