Posted: April 25, 2013 Filed under: collaboration, familiar group, introductions, non-contact
Onboarding New Team Members
Not a game exactly but a great exercise in introducing and integrating new team members.
Credit: George Dinwiddie
Posted: April 22, 2013 Filed under: 10 mins or less, collaboration, familiar group, ice-breaker, introductions, medium group 10 to 20, non-contact, non-familiar group, retrospectives, small group < 10, Uncategorized
Open a meeting using a beach ball covered with 50 to 100 questions written in permanent ink. Have everyone stand in a circle and toss the ball to one and other. When the ball is caught the question closest to the left thumb is the one to read aloud and answer.
Note: White beach balls work best otherwise avoid those with dark panels.
Posted: April 10, 2013 Filed under: 10 mins or less, familiar group, ice-breaker, introductions, large group 20 +, medium group 10 to 20, non-contact, non-familiar group, retrospectives, small group < 10
A great exercise to demonstrate the effectiveness of working on one thing at a time. Support the idea of working through a prioritized list by taking each item to completion before pulling in the next piece of work.
Multitasking is Evil