The Tower Building Activity Is A Fun And Educational Activity

1008 Words Sep 14th, 2015 5 Pages
The tower building activity was a fun and educational activity which helped me learn about how a seemingly normal task has many aspects of business built into it. In my opinion, there are 5 clear links of how this activity relates to business, and they are: money management, cooperation, how to work within a deadline, managing the materials that are given, and how roles play an important part at times, but can be “ignored” at other times. Firstly, money management. In my opinion, this is one of the most important aspects of a successful business. In order to be a successful business, they need to decide which items are a need and want. A company could have millions of dollars, but if they were to waste it all on shiny new desks and chairs. However, if the business were to use their money effectively, then that could lead towards more sales and increase their income. The other way could apply also as well. If a business were to spend all their money on inventory, advertising, etc, and leave their employees working on wooden crates, then they wouldn’t be happy. A business needs to find a balance between their needs and wants to be successful. During our tower building assignment, we had to choose between more stability and having a taller structure. In our case, a taller structure would have been more important because that was what we were being measured by. We had to choose to spend more money on straws and cue cards in order to have a taller structure instead of more…

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