Team Building Games – Stereotypical Thinking #10On August 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During this exercise, the team stands in a circle at equal distances from each other. The trainer points to one person in the circle who comes up with a subject that can be used to sort people into categories. For example: Where do people like to go for dinner? This person points to someone else in the circle who will come up with three categories under this subject, to divide the team into. In this case the first category might be: a snack bar. Then he chooses people from the team whom he thinks would go to a snack bar and puts them in a group. The second category could be: people who prefer to go to a pizzeria. He puts the people whom he thinks prefer pizzerias into a group. The last category could be: people who prefer to go to a stylish restaurant. He also puts people into this group. The next step in this exercise is for people who feel they were put into the wrong category to switch to a different group. This way, the person who sorted everyone into groups can see if he guessed correctly or if his assumptions were incorrect. Next, everyone goes back to the circle and the person who just did the sorting chooses a new subject. For example: ways to give feedback. Then he points to someone new who will come up with three categories to sort the team. For example: people who give feedback in a direct way. The second category could be: people who give feedback in an indirect way. An example of the third category would be: people who give feedback with humor. Everyone gets sorted into these three groups. Again, anyone who feels they are in the wrong group gets a chance to switch. The person who sorted everyone gets to see whether he was correct or not. Everyone goes back to the circle, and the person who just did the sorting chooses another subject. For example: what kind of animal are you. Then he points to someone to come up with three categories. He chooses the people whom he thinks fit this category the best and moves them into a group. For example: rodents, predators, and dinosaurs. Again, people can switch around so the person sorting can see if his assumptions were correct or not. In the process of doing this exercise, the team gets to know each other better. The trainer guides the team and gives feedback during the exercise. Read the description below this video on Youtube for more information on how to give the best feedback to a team. And please subscribe to our channel to see more team exercises to improve co-orporation and communication.