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Team building

Look and stick​

Name of exercise

Look and stick

Picture set category

☒ 1. Flat-pictures
☐ 2. POV-pictures
☐ 3. Postcards
☐ 4. Press-pictures

Exercise category

☒ 1. Icebreaker
☐ 2. Energizer
☐ 3. Trust building
☐ 4. Contact making/collaborating
☐ 5. Triggering creativity
☒ 6. Personal development
☐ 7. Triggering memories
☐ 8. Evaluation

Phases

☒ 1. Teambuilding
☐ 2. Triggering creativity
☒ 3. Triggering awareness
☐ 4. Finding common ground
☐ 5. Closing

Objectives

– Getting to know yourself
– Getting to know the other
– Learning to reflect on choices
– Learning to express
– Learning to listen

Duration

☐ < 10 min. ☒ 10-20 min. ☐ 20-30 min. ☐ 30-40 min.
☐ 40-50 min. ☐ 50-60 min. ☐ 60-90 min. ☐ > 90 min.

Form

Group

Material needed

The poster of Flat-pictures (3×3 Instagram grids), stickers in colours, 1 colour per participant or post-its to write a name on

Preparation

Hang the set of Flat-pictures on a wall

Step by step description

Give all participants 1 sticker in their own colour or a post-it (and ask them to write their name on the post-it).

Ask them to look at the matrix of Instagram-pictures in front of them. Invite them to stick their stickers/post-its on the set of pictures they like the most.

After they made their choice, ask them the following questions, one by one. Ask the rest of the group to listen and to refrain from commenting.

– Why did you choose this set?
– What do you see on the pictures?
– What was it like to choose a set to put your sticker on?

Then open the discussion, using the following questions:

– Are there any sets with more stickers with different colours?
– How come?
– Are there a lot of sets with only one sticker? How come?

Closing up

Reflect on the exercise by asking participants how they experienced this exercise and what they noticed.

Thank the participants for being open towards each other and challenge them to keep this openness or to open up even more in the exercises that follow.

Tips for the facilitator

– See what kind of group dynamics arise in the group and notice if there’s sufficient safety and equality. If not, consider some other team and trust building exercises.
– This exercise is mostly about the surprise element, getting to know a picture and getting to know each other beyond the surface, not so much about going into a deep conservation.

Team building

Press and stage

Name of exercise

Press and stage

Picture set category

☐ 1. Flat-pictures
☐ 2. POV-pictures
☐ 3. Postcards
☒ 4. Press-pictures

Exercise category

☐ 1. Icebreaker
☒ 2. Energizer
☒ 3. Trust building
☒ 4. Contact making/collaborating
☒ 5. Triggering creativity
☐ 6. Personal development
☐ 7. Triggering memories
☐ 8. Evaluation

Phases

☒ 1. Teambuilding
☒ 2. Triggering creativity
☐ 3. Triggering awareness
☐ 4. Finding common ground
☐ 5. Closing

Objectives

– Encourage creative thinking
– Encourage collaboration

– Create trust
– Learn to analyse

Duration

☐ < 10 min. ☐ 10-20 min. ☒ 20-30 min. ☐ 30-40 min.
☐ 40-50 min. ☐ 50-60 min. ☐ 60-90 min. ☐ > 90 min.

Form

Group

Material needed

The set of Press-pictures

Preparation

Klik of tik om tekst in te voeren.

Step by step description

Put the participants in a circle. One participant stands in front of them. Show this participant one picture during 10 seconds. Ask this participant to stage what he/she thinks he/she has seen, using the other participants as a director. He/she may talk and explain little things, but not tell what picture is in his/her head.

After the participant are stagedshowed how he/she interpreted the picture, you ask the other participants what they think is on the picture. Let them explain how they came to a certain conclusion. Keep the discussion short (let maximum four other participants talk).

Closing up

Close the exercise by asking participants if they liked the exercise and invite them to analyse what happened. Point out that one picture can lead to many different interpretations.

Tips for the facilitator

– As this exercise contains tools used in theatre training, it gives participants the opportunity to get accustomed to theatre as well.
– Staging the group can take some time. For that reason it is advisable to limit the number of turns to three or four.
– Be aware that this exercise can be challenging for some participants, for it requires creativity and body contact. For that reason it is advisable to do this exercise only when there is trust and respect in the group. However, this exercise can also add to the building of trust in a playful way.