This free team building game is useful in helping participants to appreciate other people’s views on different topics and for understanding how they might see things. It allows participants to, ‘Walk in someone else’s shoes’.
Training course contents:
A one page set of instructions for the team building game, ‘The Way I See It’ can be downloaded for free from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Participants – 8 or more
Purpose – this is an activity that is designed to assist teams in becoming enlightened to others views. It provides and opportunity for them to, ‘walk in someone else’s shoes’ and see things differently.
Place chairs in a large circle in the middle of the room and ask participants to sit in them. Place yourself in the middle of the circle and lead a discussion around a particular ‘hot’ topic. The participants should discuss their own attitudes and views around that topic.
Place flipcharts around the room with different headings. These should represent a different person or group.
Once you have discussed the topic for long enough, you ask the team to stop and split into groups. Each group should go and stand at a flipchart and advise them that you’d like them to discuss the same topic as before, but with a twist.
Each individual group is only allowed to discuss the topic from the perspective of the person whose flipchart they are standing at. So, for instance, if you are standing at the flipchart headed, ‘Sales Manager’, you can only discuss the topic from that person’s viewpoint. You can pre-fix the conversations by stating that no cynicism is allowed and discussions must be fair and reasonable.
Each group should use the flipchart to write down the topic views from their allocated person’s viewpoint. Once they have done this, rotate the groups until each has discussed the topic from all viewpoints.
Finally, bring the main group back together and lead a discussion around their findings. Explore attitude changes, findings and considerations.
This team building game is useful to help participants appreciate other people”s views.
This Team Building Game works well with our Team Building Training Materials.