People Mapping is a fun, energizing icebreaker that can be used to emphasize the value of having different perspectives on a team.
In this 5-minute activity, the room you are in becomes a metaphorical map and participants move to the place on the map that represents where they live.
I experienced this activity first hand when Steve Bush*, Managing Director of The Bush Group, facilitated a team of 15 facilitators from around the US through this interesting icebreaker. At least four of us were from Atlanta, and we even got specific about the exact location where we lived within the city. Our team loved this and I immediately knew I wanted to share this activity via my blog.
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*Steve Bush is a Certified Master Facilitator (CMF), corporate executive and experienced performance coach. Steve is dedicated to helping other corporate executives from a wide range of Fortune 100 companies improve the effectiveness of their organizations, as well as increase their engagement, productivity, and overall performance in their professional and personal lives. For more information about Steve go to https://www.thebushgroupinc.com/
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