- A blank 3 x 3 tic tac toe grid for each participant
- A clipboard or some other hard writing pad that allows the participants to write as they walk
- Gifts for the winners
Brief the participants. Ask them to spend a few minutes to fill in all nine spaces in their grid with different personal passions. Give some examples of your passions. Explain that the participants can write each of their passions in any random space in the grid.
Ask participants to interact. After a suitable pause, tell the participants to walk around the room, pair up with each other, and compare their passions. When they find the same passion listed in both grids, ask them to sign for each other in the appropriate square.
Reward the winner. Announce a 5-minute discussion period. Ask the observer to keep track of time.
Change roles. The winner is the participant who manages to have other people's signatures on three lines (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). Continue the game until you have identified five winners.
No hard writing pad? Bring smiley stickers and let the participants stick them on the appropriate space in the tic tac toe grid.
Not enough time? Settle for fewer lines for the winners. Limit the number of winners.
Ample time? Break into groups and share passions with each other. Conduct a debriefing discussion on how people's passions influence their relationships at work.
Source: Thiagi Group - Avi Liran