Team Building Exercise – Line Up #4On August 11, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During this exercise, the team stands in a line at equal distances from each other. The trainer stands in front of the group and calls out a characteristic. It can be anything. Begin with something simple and specific that everyone will recognize right away. An example of a simple and specific characteristic would be height. Tell the team to stand in line from shortest to tallest. While the team is figuring out where to stand, they must do it in silence. The team should know easily, based on height, who is shortest and who is tallest. They will be able to stand in the right order, quickly, without too much thought. Next, instead of a characteristic based on appearance the trainer can call out a characteristic based on a personality trait. For example: being on time The team will stand in line based on how well they fit the characteristic ‘being on time’. The person who fits the characteristic most will stand to the far left, and the one who fits it the least to the far right. Without talking, the team should figure out how to stand in the correct order. The next characteristic can be based on a concept. for example the concept: facts are more important than feelings. The team will line up in order of who attaches the most value to the concept to the person who attaches the least value. Switch-up complex characteristics with light-hearted ones. For example: who tells the funniest jokes. The more characteristics the team works on, the faster they become. There are many types of characteristics that can be used by the trainer to help the team see, physically who fits the most and who fits the least. Who is the most giving? Who loves butterflies the most? Is the smartest? Has the best ideas? Is the most musical? Or is the bigger smartass? Read below this video on youtube for more information on how to do this exercise. And please subscribe to our channel to see more team exercises to improve cooperation and communication.