Creative Thinking Exercises – Classifying #92On August 13, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise the team makes groups of 4. You hand out each group a paper copy on which are 20 random objects. You tell the team they are going to classify the objects regarding a topic they come up with. They can put the objects in as much categories as they want. The first group decides to classify the objects regarding the colors the objects have. They write down the topic on the top of an empty paper, in this case colors: And the categories are in this case: Gray, Black, Red, Purple, Orange and Brown They cut out the objects belonging to a certain category and past them in that category. They continue to do so until all objects have been categorised. The groups come together and show which topic they came up with and how they classified the objects. The second group divided the objects regarding the number of letters the words belonging to the objects contains. The third group choose to categorise based on the price they think the objects cost. Now they make new groups of 3 people. You give each group a new paper copy of the objects and each group does the same as in the first round. But they have to come up with a new topic which hasn’t been chosen in the first round. For example this group chooses to divide the objects based on the topic size into two categories. It’s smaller in real life than in the image It’s the same size. And: It’s bigger in real life than in the image. The groups come together and share their papers. The other groups have divided them regarding the topics: Weight of objects First letters of the words belonging to the objects And. The objects origins. Now you devide the group into duos. Challenge them to devide the objects regarding topics that had not been showed before and as original as possible. When they finished, all duos show their paper to each other. In this case they came up with the topics: Waterproof. If it’s a male or a female word in France. Edibility. Distances you can throw it. Can you set it on fire with a lighter? And. Times you need to hit it with a hamer to destroy it. The team learn to come up with ideas and learns from each others creativity. The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video on youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday on Youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.