Facilitate

From small scale strategy interventions to large scale audience interactions.

There’s a wealth of knowledge right in front of you – but how do you tap into that? Using unique methodologies, we prove that ‘interaction’ and ‘teambuilding’ don’t have to be as lame as you’ve been led to believe…

Facilitations

Galvanise groups, develop skills and facilitate better communication.

Show Facilitations

There’s more to teambuilding than a mosquito-infested weekend in the bush singing Kumbaya around a fire and filming Susan from accounts tripping in a river. Sure it makes for good stories, but it doesn’t make a team. The fact is, ‘facilitation’ is about more than being in front of a group and spouting co-creation jargon.

As with everything we do, it’s all about achieving a result that changes your business. We’ve created (and continue to create) a list of facilitations that not only galvanise groups and generate new ideas, but ensures when everyone’s back on the office grind, the effects of their creations are long-lasting.

C-Suite

Perspective Lab

Shift gears. Alter processes. Expect results.

If your team’s pushing out more vanilla than a soft serve machine, the problem isn’t a lack of knowledge; it’s a lack of perspective. The Lab mixes your expertise with our attitude, stirs in a little debate and cooks up the perfect recipe for progress.

Perspective Lab

2 - 8 PAX

3 - 4 HOURS

Rube Goldberg Machine

The ultimate roles and responsibility challenge.

Cause. Effect. Roles. Responsibilities. Nothing binds people to their purpose (and each other) faster than making them build a massive moving machine together.

Rube Goldberg Machine

30 - 300+ PAX

2.5 HOURS

C-Suite

Gamestorming

Tactics refined; victory measured.

Much like table-top games, businesses have objectives to achieve, specific roles to play and, most importantly, need defined win-conditions. Gamestorming makes this metaphor a reality, taking the rules and mechanics applied to games and relating them to business principles and problem solving - all while playing like a kid again.

Gamestorming

10 - 30 PAX

4.5 HOURS

Manifesto Machine

From mission statement to mission accomplished.

Any true manifesto is really a declaration of intent. That’s why our Manifesto Machine (based on the world-famous Holstee Manifesto) helps your people define the team they want to be, lets them design their own new reality and gets them living it.

Manifesto Machine

30+ PAX

3 HOURS

C-Suite

Boardroom Roundtable

The big deals - at one table.

Howard Mann said "It's hard to read the label from inside the bottle". We understand that more than most, which is why we run Boardroom Roundtables for boards and executive committees across a whole range of industry sectors.

Boardroom Roundtable

5 - 10 PAX

HALF OR FULL DAY

Divide & Conquer

Leveraging the power of small.

How do you tackle three or more issues with a large group, in a short space of time? By dividing them into teams, optimising smaller group dynamics and inspiring rapid-fire ideation; then just consider your objectives conquered.

Divide & Conquer

50+ PAX

2 - 3 HOURS

Domino Effect

If one person doesn't get it right, things start falling apart.

The Domino Effect is a quick, fun session which gets your team building a length of dominoes through your office space, connecting teams and groups who may be situated far from each other. It's fun, engaging and has everyone on edge making sure that their part of the effect goes off without a hitch (much like they do every day in the office).

Domino Effect

50+ PAX

1 - 2 HOURS

The Beer Game

Mastering the art of supply chain management.

The object of the game is to meet customer demand for cases of beer through the distribution side of a multi-stage supply chain with minimal expenditure on back orders and inventory. Loads of fun, frustration and finding out what not to do.

The Beer Game

12 - 200 PAX

2 HOURS

Snake Pit

Where brainstorm = buy-in.

Made famous by the hit TV show "Dragons’ Den", The Snake Pit runs your team run through a vigorous exercise of identifying key objectives for new ideas for the business, from marketing plans to product design. Teams ideate around each objective and present ideas back to the whole group and the Snake Pit (individuals from the business who will help fund or drive the initiative).

Snake Pit

20 - 100 PAX

3 - 4 HOURS

Teamographic

Strategy visualised.

The Teamographic session has your team working together to take their theoretical strategy and visualise it. Expect a surprising burst of creativity from your basement-budding-artists and a new view on how the group understands the strategy.

Teamographic

40 - 300 PAX

3 HOURS

NSTAAFLL

Solving strategy over starters.

Forget complimentary coffees and power brunches – there’s really No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Which is why Missing Link runs a semi-structured session over a meal with one or two of your team members (in total) at a table for four, with one key objective: to solve a specific problem for you.

NSTAAFLL

2 PAX

2 HOURS

Meeting Facilitation

Mediation in the heart of battle.

Sometimes (read: mostly) you need an outsider to guide your meeting, event or strategy session. The reason is simple: outsiders can ask questions or move the conversation in directions that established employees might not feel comfortable trying.

Meeting Facilitation

3 - 20 PAX

HALF OR FULL DAY

The Pledge

Commitment is a wonderful thing

Nothing gets a team onboard to getting things done quite like shared accountability. The Pledge facilitates a process of your team committing to achieving X (whatever their X may be) all attached to your business direction and strategy.

The Pledge

10 - 1000 PAX

2 HOURS

Split the Bill

Marketing innovation that sells.

Never judge a book by its cover. Or should you? Split The Bill gets your team thinking about new and innovative ways to sell or market your existing products and services, by using the very subtle approach of who eats what.

Split the Bill

40 - 120 PAX

2 HOURS

What Our Clients Say

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“We approached Rich and Don at Missing Link and tried the Perspective Lab process. We encountered some fresh (read surprising and sometimes harsh) perspectives on our business and how our clients might perceive what we do. We have since changed how we deliver our message and have found our clients get “IT” so much quicker, our sales cycles have gone from something like 6 months to as quick as 3 weeks.”

Malcolm van Hilten Owner and Director Torch Group of Companies

“Rich and the team were able to get stuck into identifying some of the roadblocks in our business, and through implementing some simple changes, we were able to unlock more value inside our business – and had a ton of fun at the same time…”

Mark Fairweather CEO Open Box Software

“The Missing Link team ran a ‘Divide and Conquer’ session to get the team to create solid, tactical ideas that we could put into action when we got back to the office. It was fast-paced, engaging and fun, but most of all, we walked away with a few solid plans to implement straight away. They took quite a boring topic and made it crazy fun – the Missing Link guys are out-of-control mad, which helped a lot. (Also, they think they’re wildly sexy – they could be right…)”

Carol Jackson HR Executive Tiger Brands Limited