Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Look Up

Play isn’t just for kids! Here’s another sneak peek into our Corporate Playbook for adults. These games for grown ups are the perfect icebreakers for beginning meetings and for getting to know everyone in the office.

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Look Up

Goal: Icebreakers/Warmups, Increase Social Comfort

How to Play:

  • Form a circle. One person is chosen in the circle to be the caller who starts by saying, “Look down!”
  • Everyone looks down at their feet
  • When the caller says “Look up!” everyone looks up directly at someone else in that circle (no fair looking around).
  • If two people are looking at each other, they step out of the circle.
  • The game ends when there are only two players left!

A variation to try can be to start with two circles, and have players that look at each other both go to the other circle (if the caller leaves the circle, a new caller is chosen). Have fun with this game and remember to share it with your friends!

 

 

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Zen Counting

As we have mentioned before on our blog, play isn’t just for kids!  Now, we’re working on a Corporate Playbook with the perfect icebreakers and activities for beginning your meetings or for taking a constructive break to play in the office. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the Icebreakers:

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Zen Counting

Goal: Icebreaker to improve communication.

How To Play:

Have the group count from one to ten. The larger the group, the harder this is and the longer it can take. Start by giving them instructions and letting them ask questions, but don’t allow them to plan any strategy (e.g. there should be no designated order). The rules:

  • Only one person can talk at a time; if two people speak at once, the group must start over.
  • No one person can say two consecutive numbers.
  • No gestures allowed

Once your group becomes good at it, you can even have them try with their eyes closed. Enjoy the game and be sure to post your experience!

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Meeting Icebreaker: Movement Name Game

Our Playworks’ Playbook isn’t just for kids! Adding an icebreaker game to your team’s meetings can create excitement and make for a more fun, engaging meeting. Here’s an easy one to try out at your next meeting:

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Movement Name Game

Goal: To learn everyone’s names and a little bit of their personality.

How to Play:
  • Circle up (it can be around a table) and make sure everyone as a little room
  • The first person begins the circle rotation by loudly saying his/her name while at the same time doing a movement that represents them
  • Movement examples: Shooting a basketball, fun dance move, or kicking a soccer ball
  • The whole group repeats back the name and movement
  • This call and response continues around the circle until everyone has gotten a turn

Have fun and make sure to post the best moves that you see!

 

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