Setting: An open space to move around, a piece of rope around 4 meters long
Number of participants: 4-12
Time needed: 30 minutes
Ask a team to form a straight line, and give them a long piece of rope so that each person is holding on to the rope. Have the team close their eyes, and tell them to form a shape:
- star (advanced)
Ask the team to think about the team learning process that they went through to arrive at their creation:
- How did you start?
- Who took the lead?
- Why did you let them take the lead?
- How did you know when you were finished?
- What was especially effective or ineffective about your problem solving technique?
- What does that say about you as a team? Are any of the conclusions from this exercise also true about the team's problem solving challenges?
Usual or Expected Outcomes: The group notices aspects of their interaction that they may have been unaware of.