TOOL 1.6 – BALL GAME

AIMS OF THE ACTIVITY
To experience two styles and two ways of working in groups and facilitate reflection on the necessary competences to work in a team and on your own style and their own expectations in the working group.
DESCRIPTION / METHODOLOGY
Take a ball and ask a group of participants (5 to 10) to get in the circle. After asking participants to take process with an order decided by the host, trying to do it as quickly as possible by improving the most their performance that will be timed (The goal is therefore to make a full circle to the ball passing through the hands of all in the shortest possible time). In the first case then you create the effect of the assembly line.

Immediately after, the facilitator asks the participants, while maintaining the same goal, to all touch the ball in the shortest possible time, to invent their way without having to comply with neither the previous sequence nor the shape of the passage of the ball (it gives in the second case thus the goal but not the procedure). After experiencing various modes, also this second performance is clocked (the second performance is always better).

During the debriefing is asked how they felt in the first and in the second case, then what competences they had to put in the field in the first and in the second case (appears usually clear, for example as in the first case, keep an eye on only one segment of the process, the person from whom they receive the ball, and the one which should give it, and in the second the whole process). Finally, it is possible to reflect on the difference between a working method that prompts an attitude executive group and one in what is required to produce a creative process, creative and collaborative.

SUGGESTED TIMING
15 minutes debriefing included
MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED
 
COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
Emergence of the necessary competences for teamwork

Executive Style or ideational / collaboratively in a team environment

Work by objectives or work procedures