|AIMS OF THE ACTIVITY|
|Improve team working|
|DESCRIPTION / METHODOLOGY|
|Think about two words that start with the same letters. E.g.: Storage/ Stormy
Write down these two words on different pieces of paper, if you work with participants who are not native speakers of the language you are using.
Step 1: Divide the participants in two groups: cats and dogs. Tell them you have a secret and you will organize a secret meeting with each group. The secret is one of the two words. Tell each group a different word in such a way that the other group cannot hear you (e.g.: Dogs – storage, Cats – Stormy) and ask them to keep the secret and wait for further explanations.
Step 2: Mix the groups and form pairs: cat-dog. Each pair receives a piece of paper and a pen. Ask them to grab the pen, but they have to hold it together, both of them should have a hand on the pen. Now, ask them to be silent, they cannot speak to each other anymore. Tell them to share their secret – write down their word.
Where? This is an indoor activity and it is easier to be done in a room where you have some desks. It can be done during teambuilding sessions, when you encounter cooperation difficulties or when you are dealing with conflicts.
|MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED|
|Papers and pens|
|Ability to work in a team and a network
Ability to cooperate