TOOL 1.19 – TEAMWORK

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.

SUGGESTED TIMING
 
MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED
Papers and pens
COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
Ability to work in a team and a network

Ability to cooperate

Communication