Team Motivation – Gifts #80On August 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During this exercise you point to random persons who will form duos. You tell the teameach person of the duo will buy two gifts for his partner. One gift as an appreciation for a characteristic of the other person. And the other gift as a motivation to change a certain characteristic. In this example person A wants to buy an appreciation gift for Person B’s characteristic ‘humor’ And a motivational gift for the Person B’s characteristic ‘too straightforward’. Person B want to buy an appreciation gift for person A’s characteristic ‘soft hearted’ and a motivation gift for his characteristic ‘insecure’. Everyone gets 15 minutes to buy or make the two gifts. They don’t need to spend a lot of money or can even create gifts for free. They can be creative and look for anything they want. In this case person A goes to the market nearby and buys a fancy notebook and chewing gum. Person B buys a bag of candy in the canteen and makes a paper horn from print paper. After 15 minute everyone is back in the room and sits in a circle. One by one each person gives his gifts to his partner and explains why he bought these gifts. Because I think you have a lot of humor as an appreciation gift I bought you a notebook you can write your best jokes in. As a motivational gift I give you chewing gum. Sometimes you can be too straight forward to people which you regret afterwards. When you can’t contain yourself you can chew on this gum to calm down. Person B now gives his gifts to person A. As an appreciation gift I bought you candy because I think you are a soft hearted and sweet person. As a motivational gift I bought you a paper megaphone. I think sometimes you can be insecure and I would like you to talk like you are talking through a megaphone so everyone can hear you. Go on like this until everyone has given their gifts to their partner and has told their motivation. 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 subscibe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday on Youtube.com/teamexercises. to improve cooperation and communication.