Using toys as metaphors for the issue the meeting is dealing with.
- A variety of small toys
Setting: A variety of toys should be on the table. At least 1.5 to 2.0 toys per participant available.
Number of participants: 26-50
Types of participants: They need to be a little playful
Time needed: 3 - 45 minutes
Pre-Work Required: Select a variety of types of toys.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): No specific skills required
1. Put out toys.
2. Ask each person to pick a toy.
3. Have the participants use the toy as a metaphor: "Use this toy to describe the issue we are working on today."
Source: Joanna Beyers Phd
History of Development: Found on Jo Nelson's Meeting Tools.