As a virtual game in Zoom, have people narrow their screen so they only see 3 people in a row. Each person will simultaneously try to have one person sitting, one standing , and one out of the frame in their row.
As virtual game, an energizer
Gets people physically moving
An example of embracing qualities of Zoom
Instruct everyone to go into Gallery View and to narrow their Zoom window so there are 3 people in a row.
Have everyone practice each of the 3 moves - Sit, Stand, Disappear (get out of the frame).
Let people know that you know everyone will see a different order on their screen - this is what makes the game work! Instead of being frustrated with Zoom changing the order in gallery view, let's accept that and see how we can play with this feature.
It is fun to add silly music to this game while people are playing.
Facilitator starts the game (3-2-1 Go!)
Game play continues organically since everyone's moves affect other people on the screen.
This is one of those quick activities that can give you, as the facilitator, a quick insight into team dynamics. For example, if as the facilitator you notice someone talking over the group and directing others to get it "right" you're likely seeing a behavior that shows up elsewhere. If desired you can debrief this activity with questions about how people's thinking and feeling changed as the activity progressed. What impulses did you have to direct others? What did you do? What feelings came up? What changed as you went on? What part of your role / job is this activity like?
This activity was inspired by Sit, Stand, Lie down, a 3-person improv scene game where one player must be in each position as the scene continues.
Learned from Adam, Renatus, and Ayra on FLOW call from the Co-Creation School on 5/14/2020. Perhaps developed within the Applied Improvisation Network open space sessions?
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