The use of icebreakers can serve to relieve initial tension.
Many people have a work experience they'd like to forget, such as a monotonous job or one that offered miserable working conditions.
The goal is to find three interesting facts about the other person.
The team members then reconvene as a group, and everyone takes turns presenting his partner's interesting facts to the group.
I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.
Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. Speed dating A non evasive team building activity to kick off discussions about personal relationships is a speed dating exercise in which you request team members to answer a number of different speed dating questions.
Teams are like a fluid, they are constantly changing and adapting to the environment around them.
If you’ve just found yourself in a new team environment why not help mould the next change into a positive one by introducing one of these three light-hearted ice breakers.
It’s also memorable, which immediately makes it more useful than 90% of the other ice breakers you’ve ever played and forgotten!
It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date.
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
The three games suggested below require minimal set up, are easy to communicate and most of all are lighthearted and fun.
Practice them through in your head so you have them ready to call upon at short notice…just remember: “Team building, speed dating”!