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Line-Up

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In the short group challenge, participants must organize themselves in a line according to a certain criteria (like height) without speaking. The activity promotes non-verbal communication and teamwork. Simpler versions of the activity can be used in early stages of group development while more complex versions can be used to challenge more established groups.

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Goal

The activity promotes non-verbal communication and teamwork

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Instructions

Step 1:

Give the group the task to line-up in order of height (tallest-shortest) without talking.


Step 2:

Repeat the challenge two or three times with progressively more challenging tasks, such as:

  • Line up by hair color or eye color (lightest-darkest)
  • Line up by date of birth (youngest to oldest)
  • Line up by where you were born (farthest-closest)

A highly challenging alternative is to do any of the above with all participants blindfolded. In this case, the group needs to use physical touch and or clapping to solve the task. This alternative takes much more time and should involve a reflection at the end.

Background

Source: Hyper Island toolbox

Hyper Island designs learning experiences that challenge companies and individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitized world. With clients such as Google, adidas and IKEA, Hyper Island has been listed by CNN as one of the most innovative schools in the world

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