A quick and easy way to gather everyone’s attention. All you need is a pair of scissors. http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activity/scissors-or-crossed-uncrossed-game.htmlRead More Crossed or Un-Crossed?
Prepare 4 sets of 3 posters containing a large single word (see list below) and place them in 3 spots in the room with a cover sheet on top. Each flip chart will have one of the words from each set in the same order. Army, Navy, Air Force Beach, Mountain, City Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry Dog, Cat, Other Gather everyone […]Read More What Relates to You?
Not a game exactly but a great exercise in introducing and integrating new team members. Credit: George Dinwiddie – Onboarding New Team MembersRead More Onboarding New Team Members
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 each 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 […]Read More Big Ball O’Questions
Play this with a group who do not know each other, make the introductions memorable and get your meeting off to a more interesting start. Form the group into a circle. Use a ball or any object which can be easily thrown and caught between participants. The concept is very simple, before you gently toss the […]Read More Ball Toss Name Game (Introductions)
A high energy variation on Rock, Paper, Scissors. The link takes you to a student game page but this is awesome for the workplace too. Ro Sham Bo RockstarRead More Ro Sham Bo Rockstar
Enables greater sensitivity and awareness between team members. I recommend you divide larger groups into teams of (6 to 10). Silent TouchRead More Silent Touch
Deceptively simple but powerful exercise for learning how to work together and communicate in small to medium sized groups. Helium StickRead More Helium Stick
Ask everyone to find a partner, preferably somebody new or somebody they do not normally work with. Have them face each other. Close enough to be just inside each others comfort zone. Explain this game is played in rounds. Each round begins on your command and lasts for approximately 30 seconds. Round One. Each pair […]Read More 1, 2, 3
Getting to know each other better is unavoidable. Tip: This works best if you start with a circle not an oblong as it avoids circles forming within circles. For 10 or more players, I’ve played with as many as 50. The Human KnotRead More The Human Knot