Good Team Building Games – Moving in the Group #36On August 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise the group will spread out through the room. The trainer explains that when he claps his hands the group will slowly walk through the room. When you clap your hands again everyone will stand still and remains where he is in the room at that moment. Repeat this process until the team has warmed up. Now the trainer instructs the team that when he claps his hands only one participant will walk through the room while the rest remains still in place. Now when you clap your hands the one walking will stand still and immediately a new participant will start walking. This way there will always be one participant walking. Clap your hands until everyone has had a turn to walk through the room while the rest remains in place. Now you instruct the team that when you clap your hands one participant starts walking. But instead of clapping again the participants will stand still on a self chosen moment. When he stands still a next participant must directly take over the walking so that it connects perfectly and there is no moment that no one is walking. This way there will always be one person walking through the room. When each person has walked through the room while the rest of the team stands still you instruct the team that the next time you clap your hands two people will walk through the room. There always has to be two people walking. On a self chosen moment the persons walking stand still. When you clap your hands two persons will begin to walk. The two persons walking don’t have to stand still at the same time. In this instance one of the participants stops walking. This means another participant that has standing still has to start walking so that there are still two people walking through the room. The team did the exercise well and reacts quickly when one of the two participants stops walking. During the exercise everyone is silent. It’s of great importance the team is aware of each other and there is no moment that no one is moving. When it goes this well you can make the exercise more challenging by having five people walking at the same time. In this case two participants are standing still meaning two new ones have to start walking. The team reacted well and there are still five people walking. When this goes well you can make the exercise even more challenging. Now you instruct the team that when you clap your hands there will always be two participants walking one participant jogging and one participant skipping. The participant that walks, jogs or skips decides for himself when he stands still and has his specific movement taken over by another participant. In this case one jogger and one walker stand still. The team notices, and one participant that is currently standing still takes over the jogging and another participant takes over the walking. Now two walkers stand still and directly two new participants start walking. Perform this part of the exercise varying with the amount of participant that have to walk jog or skip until the team got the hang of it. The team will form a circle and discusses the exercise. Was it difficult to have the right amount of participants walk, jog or skip? How does the team make sure the moments between someone walking and someone standing still are as short as possible? The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below the video on Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Click on subscribe button below this video to stay tuned for a new group exercise each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.