This energizing teamwork skills activity is useful in a meeting or training where you want participants to have an opportunity to brainstorm or list ideas about a topic and then narrow down the most liked responses. Some benefits of this activity are that it gets everyone up moving around the room, talking in pairs, learning new ideas and networking in a unique and interesting way. It works well for introverts and extroverts.
Below are some examples of questions you could us with this activity. (These are 9 different questions – ONLY use one.)
Team Building Workshop
What is something we can do….
What is something you do…
What is something our team can do…
1. Each participant writes down a unique response to the activity question related to the workshop topic (see examples of questions above) on a sticky note.
2. Attach their sticky note to the back of the worksheet.
3. Find a partner and share best practices.
4. Find new partners for additional rounds of pairs sharing.
5. Review and begin converging the ideas.
6. Next steps may vary depending on your purpose.
Below is an example of the 8×11 worksheet. You can modify the words to fit for your purpose/group.
|Consider the response attached to this page and write your name in the box that BEST describes your reaction?|
|We/I already do something almost exactly like this – love this idea.|
|This is something We/I might want to try out or explore.|
|Cool idea… but not for me (at least not right now).|
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and Forward, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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