Team Building Game – Form a Group with.. #26On August 11, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
In this exercise the group will spread out through the room. The team will form groups based on various topics. The trainer gives the team a topic, in this case: musical preference. The purpose is that the team will discuss what musical preferences they have and sort themselves into logical categories. The team forms groups with people who has the same taste of music. In this case the following groups have been formed: classical music, hard rock and jazz. It may be as many groups the team thinks is necessary. Some teams could be divided into two groups while other teams may need five different groups to categorize a certain topic. After the groups have been made they will tell what musical preference they represent. After a light hearted subject like musical preference the trainer can come up with a more serious topic. The trainer tells the team to form groups based on: communication styles. Give the team some time to determine what kind of groups they would like to sort themselves into. Each group shares what communication style they represent. This time the team has divided themselves into three groups again. One group that communicates directly. Another group that communicates in such a way that other persons always feel comfortable. And a group that likes to communicate while using humour. After the team has been well warmed up the next part of the exercise can start. The team will form groups like they just did before but from now on they will do this in complete silence. The team will do this without signing or talking. Just purely on intuition. This time the topic is: receiving feedback. The participants will form groups with others of which they think they deal with feedback in the same manner. In this instance three groups have been formed. After the groups stay in position they communicate with each other if they in fact deal with feedback the same way. They also decide how to name their specific category. The groups share with each other what name they have come up with for their category. In this case the categories are: ‘staying quiet’ ‘resisting the feedback’ and ‘thinking of ways to use the feedback’. If participants feel they identify more with another group than the one in which they currently stand, they may switch. The exercise will be played in this manner until the team can with no effort form groups in silence. The trainer guides the exercise and applies variations. What kind of variations you can read below this video on Youtube And haven’t you subscribed yet? Click on subscribe below to stay tuned for a new team exercise every sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises. to improve cooperation and communication.