|Meeting game idea||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stuart Staniford-Chen (staniforcs.ucdavis.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Nov 94 01:40 CST|
This worked well in one of our meetings tonight as a mood-clearing device between agenda items. It took about 5 minutes with 8 - 10 people but might take a little longer with more people. Stand in a circle about 2 arms lengths in diameter or a little less. Everybody close their eyes and count silently to ten for themselves. Each person then begin to raise their right hand. Find a free hand of somebody else and clasp it. Don't clasp one which is already clasped. Once your hand is clasped, start to raise your left hand and repeat the procedure. When, and only when, both hands are clasped, you can open your eyes. Once everybody is holding two other hands and has their eyes open, the group tries to untangle itself as much as possible without unclasping any hands - everybody might be in one big circle, two circles, or whatever. It's pretty quick and good fun. If the group was too big to stand in a small enough circle at the outset, try standing in a bigger circle and counting slowly to twenty and then shuffling forward into the middle with right hand outstretched. (The idea of the count is to reduce the chance that everyone will just end up holding their neighbours' hands.) Stuart. N St Cohousing stanifor [at] cs.ucdavis.edu http://everest.cs.ucdavis.edu/~stanifor/cohousing.html
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