As a young leader myself decades ago we did a fun activity called Human Knots. It was an experiment in problem solving. While it may be a little trickier for us to navigate as we get older (and do take note of safety concerns) you may want to try this one.
have everyone stand in a circle and put one hand into the center. Grab another team members hand. Now, reach across and grab another person's hand. The task is to "unknot" yourself. It takes some ingenuity and good communication to make it happen.
As mentioned, problem solving is a key activity for teams today. TAke a look back at some of the faciltiation tools I've shared over time, including the FishBone (Teams365 171), and Teams365 #705: Creative Problem Solving which you can read here.
Have a great Wednesday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
Potentials Realized - Leadership and Team Development, Coaching, Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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