Hyper Island Polarity Management Offsite

Hyper Island Polarity Management Offsite

Hyper Island team building workshop 2022

3 day workshop · Team building exercises



Hyper Island is a digital creative business school which focuses on the consultancy. They specialise in industry training using digital technology. So the team at Canyon decided it would be a perfect fit for us to drive our interdisciplinary team skills and cohesion. It was founded 1996 in Sweden and now runs consultancy courses from its main offices or campuses in Sweden (Headquarters) or impromptu workshops across the world. We took part in a workshop which included all areas of the digital team. Spanning three days we worked across departments to find the common goals and vision with the goal of ‘inspiring to ride’.

  • Values Exploration
  • Portrait Gallery
  • The Circle of Trust
  • Impact / Effort Matrix
  • Feedback: I appreciate
  • Project Mid-way Evaluation
  • Team Purpose and Culture
  • Lego Challenge
  • Future Mapping
  • Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Team Retrospective

The workshops included all sorts of team building exercises, sprint methodologies, trust building, feedback sessions and structural planning. Above are a few of the exercises we took part in over the few days of the workshop. The sessions were a mix of fun activities and challenging problem solving. All done together as a team to build trust and strong working relationships going forward.

My Role

Be an active member of the workshop, represent our team and be completely involved in all aspect and exercises of the workshop.


Since our digital team at Canyon is predominately hybrid based, it was important to create an inclusive open environment for all team members. The challenge was to step away from screens and share a creative space with each other for an intense and rewarding 3 days for workshops.


The opportunity to become more creative and collaborative in the team was a valued one. After one and a half years of hybrid working the workshop gave everyone a chance to connect and create a space to be and feel inspired. The collection of methods and activities, based on Hyper Island’s methodology helped us as a team work more closely towards the same mission.

🛠 Here’s an overview of the methodologies and tools which were used by the Hyper Island team and us to facilitate the workshop.

George Beattie - Product Design UI Portfolio
George Beattie - Product Design UI Portfolio