My Squad Canvas Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewThe Squad Canvas is a team-building activity similarly structured like a Business Model. It is an effective strategy to facilitate getting teams to come together in agreement or alliance about their goals, values, and purposes, as well as help team members, find their role on the team.
W Cubed - What, So What, Now What Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewThis activity helps teams/ groups reflect on a shared experience in a way that builds understanding and prompts coordinated action while avoiding unproductive conflict.It is possible for every voice to be heard while simultaneously winnowing for insights and shaping a new direction.
LEGO Builder Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewAn ice breaker activity in which teams must work together to build a structure out of LEGO blocks, but each individual has a secret “assignment” which makes the collaborative process more challenging. It gives importance to group communication, leadership dynamics, conflict, cooperation, patience, and problem-solving strategy.
Team Purpose and Culture Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewThis is a necessary activity designed to help teams define their purpose (why they exist) and their culture (how they work together to achieve that purpose). Defining these two things will help any team to be more focused and aligned.
Six Colored Thinking Hats Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewA creative facilitation activity to generate and evaluate ideas.ObjectivesTo improve the ability of a group to see an issue from a number of perspectives, rather than to argue one perspective against another. Sometimes referred to as parallel thinking. Running this activity onlinePick an online whiteboard tool that allows using a large, zoomable canvas.
Discussion on Mute Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewThe challenge with anything that requires creative thinking is that it’s easy to get lost or lose focus and fall into the trap of having useless, open-ended, unstructured discussions. Here’s the most effective solution we’ve come up with is to replace all open, unstructured discussion with a clear process.
How-Now-Wow Grid Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewWhen individuals are formulating new ideas, they mostly tend to think out of the box in the brainstorming or divergent stage. However, when it comes to convergence, the individual usually ends up selecting the idea that is most familiar to them. This is called a ‘creative paradox’ or a ‘creadox’.
Empathy Chart Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewAn empathy chart is a tool that helps a design team to understand and share the feelings of the people they are designing for. You can make an empathy map for a group of people or for a persona. It can be used after doing personas when more insight is needed.ObjectivesPersonas normally outline lifestyle but not necessarily the (sensory) experience of the users.
Stinky Tuna Ice Breaker Activity
Activity OverviewA short activity to be run early in an event aimed at sharing fears, anxieties, and uncertainties related to the event theme. The purpose is to create openness within a group. The stinky tuna is a metaphor to describe "that thing that you carry around but do not like to talk about; but the longer you hide it, the stinkier it gets.