- rope (about 20m)
- blindfolds for everyone
Before the exercise begins, tie a length of rope (about 20m) into a circle. Also, provide blindfolds for everyone.
Instructions to Participants
To complete this activity, all the team has to do is to form the rope into the shape of a perfect square.
You will have 15 minutes planning time, during which no one may touch the rope.
At the end of this time, everyone will be blindfolded and the rope will be placed in your hands.
You will have 10 minutes to form the square.
All the team members must be holding the rope.
Once you think that the square is complete, lay the rope on the floor.
Ask questions to draw out responses that focus on any of these types of topics:
- Attention to detail
- Creating a square
- Problem solving
Don't tie the rope into a circle at the start.
Source: Thiagi Group - Nick Smith