You have two rows of people facing each other. Between them is one free space. The two rows now have to switch sides, moving only one space or skipping one person and onto the free space.
A fun way to review and recall key learning points from the session, using creativity, teamwork and visually display what the most important thing(s) was from the session.
An engaging and hilarious little challenge which is fun to use with competitive teams, sales teams and for everyone believing themselves to be “fast as lightning”.
In a fun and engaging way, get people communicating about relevant topics. You’ll create a both general and personal discussion.
To show the group that by placing a certain thought in the brain, we can inspire a completely different thought to pop up when we change the subject.
A small Team Up exercise, to randomly create teams. You’ll need 1 ball per person, and you’ll write out a number on each, to match up with other teammates in the room.
A quick and fun way to split your group into teams, using photos which you turn into a big jigsaw puzzle, to create them. This way, you can pick photos relevant for your session, and make a greater impact!
To introduce each other and add a twist by giving it all a little twist on top. This will involve the most interesting positive experiences each individual has had in the last 24 hours.
To consolidate key learning points from the session you just had, using a competition to engage your audience in a fun and interactive way.
To test and train negotiation skills in a competitive environment, and to talk about strategizing in a competitive environment.
For colleagues to learn something personal or work related about each other, while having a small competition about who’s better at obfuscating truths and lies.
To get energy into the room and get people to team up in a fun and interactive way. Can easily be used in a way, that pinpoints the focus of the session.
By placing yourself in your competitors chair and look at your own organization, figure out the flaws in your product, methods, personnel etc. so you can improve those areas.
To visualize how we often think of ourselves more than the greater good and to show how hard it is to cooperate in a competitive situation.
Divides the group into teams in a fun and energetic way. It also creates communication and functions as an icebreaker.
To run through the content of the session in a fun interactive way, exploring and discovering key learnings from the session, either during it, for instance at lunch, or at the end of the session to sum things up.
To think outside the box and get a sense of how good the group is at asking questions. An exercise in how hard communication is when it comes to getting to the bottom of things. Very easily related to sales techniques.
To show that working in groups most often gives a better result than working on your own. With this small mental exercise, you’ll have your group work first as individuals, then in teams, and in that clearly show that we get better results as a team.
To have the group reflect on the topic at hand, write down their concerns, ideas and thoughts so you can address them and ensure that everyone get the output of the session they’re after.
To get people involved in answering questions throughout the day, without having to drag every single response out of them.
To let the participants, figure out whether or not their own self-image is aligned with how others perceive them.
A quick icebreaker to get to know each other better, using a small game. This energizer is often used by young people during parties, but can easily be adapted to work with sober groups as well…
To define if a person has a “push” or a “pull” communication style. To make people aware of how they communicate messages, products, ideas etc. to others.
To inspire the teams to be creative, think abstract and sell their message visually. To get people to communicate and talk about how best to fulfill the goal.
Small competition which requires teamwork and coordination. Depending on how well the team performs, they’ll win different tools/props to help them during the next part of the session you’re doing.
To get a sense of how individuals would react in difficult situations. A small competition between teams trying to guess how others will answer compared to their own opinion.
To show that under pressure our minds are not always functioning properly. To sharpen senses and get people ready for the next part of a session.
To get people to share information about themselves or a project. Can be used in different ways to get communication going.
This is just about surprising your group as to just how fantastic your insight is when it comes to people’s brains.
This energizer is just a fun little game with the purpose of making people laugh and get out of the chairs for a little bit. It can also be used as a random way to pair up.
This an interactive and “innocent” way to show if you like or dislike what is being said, discussed, presented etc.
To sharpen people’s senses, get them energized and ready for tasks that requires concentration and focus. A fun and engaging exercise where the competitive aspect tends to get people on their toes.
To make a small competition with questions that relates to the individual and where teams (in pairs) must be the first to reach the finish line – together.
To get people to find the key learning points of the session. The most important discoveries they’ll bring home with them. Have them share with the rest of the group and discover what others found to be most valuable.
And icebreaker where you introduce yourself in a different, creative and at times outrageous way. This will surely spark laughs and fill the group with good, positive energy.
To energize the crowd and bring some good spirit (and karma!?) into the room, giving one of the other participant a good old fashioned massage…
This little energizer engages people in a fun and crazy way, while they get to know each other’s names or their positions in the department/organization.
A pure energizer involving physical contact, icebreaking, laughing together and build up energy by moving around. It can be combined with a competitive element to up the pace and energy.
With this mindbender, working as teams you’ll get people to think outside the box, and in a fun and engaging way, inspire lateral thinking.
An icebreaker with the purpose of gaining information regarding the other participants, either personal or work related. It’s all wrapped into a fun little game based on baseball.
To learn the names of the other participants in a fun and engaging way, and to have a talk about how your demeanor changes as you get support and backup from your colleagues.
This is a pure energizer to engage and activate the group in a fun and challenging way as well as to increase focus. The exercise works well after a lunch break or whenever you need to get people out of their chairs.
To mix and match a group into teams, then have them talk with opposing teams of different conviction (individually) and try to find a solution based on the views and ideas of both parties.
Show that we can do more as a group than we can as an individual, and that working as a group or team greatly increases the output of our efforts.
To get to know your colleagues in areas you wouldn’t normally ask about. You get info on what they like, dislike, whom they’re committed to etc.
To practice communication and see how well the manager instructs the blindfolded as well as how well the blindfolded takes instructions.
To give everyone a sense of accomplishment with a task which requires coordination, communication and teamwork and most of all, it’s a lot of fun when the team succeeds!
Using your hand you give five inputs representing the fingers on your hand: Thumbs up. Pointing. F**k this! Commitment. The little thing we need to remember.
You split your group into teams. Have them write up parts or fractions of Key Learning Points and exchange them with the other teams. The other teams have to guess which Key Learning Point the fraction is from.
To energize the group in a fun, and engaging way, involving the fundamentals of rock, paper, scissors and requires both team decisions as well as individual effort.
To show how far we as humans must be pushed, in order to get creative and find the optimal solutions. Prove that we often, if not always, only do what is required to solve a task.
To increase concentration and focus, have a quick and fun challenge where the goal is to make sure, that you don’t mess up.
An energizer which gives the participants a sense of trust with the group. A spin on the classic “drop from a table” trust exercise.
Get to know more about people in your group in a fun interactive way. Also, a good way to brag a little about accomplishments, fun, scary, interesting or otherwise.
To see how people communicate, who gets their point across and why and to see how strongly people stand on their solution once they’ve made up their mind that it’s the right one.
Initially an icebreaker way to visually represent who you are and what you personally stand for. Later to show what the individual stands for related to business.
To show how even the simplest of tasks leaves us disagreeing on the result. How we think we’re experts, but that our “expert knowledge” often obstruct us from seeing the actual solution.
An icebreaker to inspire creativity, have fun and evaluate teamwork. A great way to see who takes natural leadership, plays devil’s advocate and more.
To show how we’re creatures of habit and how hard it is for us to slip out of that habit even with small everyday tasks.
A great way to build energy, have fun, to work as a team. It also makes for great conversation about communication, observation as well as an interesting way to analyze performance.
For everyone to get a feeling for when, there’s room for each individual to chip in, and give their view. This is an exercise in timing.
To visualize the combined experience, skills and knowledge in the group, and to convince everyone that no matter what they’re facing in the training session, combined there’s nothing they can’t overcome.
A fun and relevant way to start any session. Have your group state their expectations for the session, and quickly figure out, how to be successful with the content your delivering.
To prove that we don’t always agree on the direction we’re going – It’s also a fun way to show, that we’re not always aware of where we are, compared to where we’re heading.
An energizer to get the energy up and at the same time divide people into groups, either random or with you in control of who goes where.
This energizer is to confront doubts, fears and eliminate some of the worries that people may have before the beginning of a conference, a seminar, a course, training or similar.
The idea with this energizer is, to make it clear how important it is to ask questions to uncover what is really going on.
To have a small team building exercise, promote communication, creativity and of course teamwork. This is a fun activity which you can easily turn into a competition between teams.
In a fun and engaging way to show how hard it is to communicate when the message must pass through several recipients and still be just somewhat accurate.
A fun and simple energizer revolving around a small detective game. The purpose of the game is solely to change the energy in the room.
To help the group train lateral thinking and to inspire them to think outside the box. I this particular case, almost literally.
To inspire creativity and see how colleagues think in terms of problem solving, working together as a team in a dire situation.
To build up the energy in the room, have a lot of laughs, battle it out among the others in the group to become the first (but not last!) superhero!
To quickly divide people in the group into smaller teams. No fuss. No hassle. The simplest way to get your teams ready for action!
To see how people behave in an environment where they have to achieve a goal depending on others, at the same time fulfilling the goals of others.
To get people engaged in creating the best possible learning environment. Have them to commit to being awake, attentive, sharing and contributing throughout the session.
To create teamwork and increase focus. To inspire the teams to listen to each other, evaluate all inputs and give everyone room to contribute to the solution.
To prove we’re not always as in control as we think. This is also a great way to show, that multitasking isn’t always as easy as we think.
To observe how the teams work together, who in the team gives input, takes control, who strongly advocates their opinion, who holds back etc.
To increase focus and work as a team. To inspire creativity and have everyone engage in reaching the correct solution as fast as possible.
To get people out of their chairs, moving around and wishing others around them a good morning in the style that we’d all like to be greeted when entering the office in the morning.
To get your group to reveal info about themselves in a fun interactive way. To create energy and “force” people to answer random questions that you’ve pre-selected, either personal or professional.
To observe how people think and work together to reach the solution, when given a puzzle that appears straight forward, but really isn’t.
To give people a fun way to interact with the rest of the group while gaining personal information about each other.
A quick fun way to split a large group into smaller random teams. You have full control of the team size that the group will end up in, making this a pretty handy universal way of creating teams.
To inspire people to pay attention and take note of not only what people say, but to their body language as well.
A pure energizer where the only goal simply is, to laugh together, get the blood flowing, create fun and get the energy up!
To get people to think outside box in order to solve a problem which appears to be impossible. By pushing the difficulty, you force your group to be creative and inventive.
To show how every action has a reaction, and that without communication it can be hard (but not impossible) to reach a solution when you don’t know what your colleagues have planned.
To show how we overlook a lot of details even when they change right in front of us – Then take this new discovery and use it in comparison with the department/organization/team.
To give other participants a positive boost and acknowledging their strengths and positive sides while remaining neutral.
To get a dialogue about change in tasks, assignments, the organization, department, attitude among colleagues and/or more.
Get the energy up in the room, with this amazing quiz tool. Simply insert the questions regarding your topics and GO!
Make a very clear illustration as to what is required, to win over customers from the competition - no excuses, no fuss. Just the simple facts!
Split your group into teams of 6-10 people. Hand them a ball and ask them to pass the ball around as quickly as possible twice, with at least two people touching the ball before any individual touches the ball again.
An energizer, teambuilding and game exercise which focuses on protecting your own balloons, while attempting to get a hold of the opponent’s balloons.
Divide your group into teams of 6-8 people and ask them to arrange the order they stand in line after certain criteria. Call out “age” and have them arrange the line accordingly.
This energizer is to get people talking with each other. It can either concern personal things or business-related things. It all depends on which angle you want to take on this.
This energizers is used to bring energy into the team using physical and verbal power. It's a quick, fun and entertaining little exercise which makes the room come alive!
See how well participants can communicate simple illustrations to each other. How well are they able to describe something they see, and how well will the other person be able to replicate it.