IAF Methods

Getting to Know You

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Goal

A workshop for groups / teams who have worked together for a long time and believe that they know a lot about each other - often it isn't true. They know the person at work but not the real person.

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Materials

  • List of random facts about each of the participants and the facilitators

Instructions

Before

Setting: Informal setting

Types of participants: any

Time needed: 1-2 hours

Ideal conditions: over dinner the first night of the program.

Pre-Work Required: Have each participant give you between one and three facts about themselves that they don't think the rest of the group know. It is important to stress that these things should be non-threatening. These are often about a hobby, something from their personal history or a claim to fame. Then compile them into a randomised list and give each person a copy. Include the facilitators in the list.

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: standard

Facilitator personality fit: any

During

1. On residential workshops, It can be useful to run the exercise over dinner on the first evening.
2. Give each person a copy of the list.
3. Ask the that they discover which facts belong to which individual.

After

Usual or Expected Outcomes: new insights into members of the group or team

Background

Source: Jim Yates

Alternative names: Things Generally Not Known

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