6-3-5 Brainwriting

Groups-structured brainstorming technique, generating a multitude of ideas in a very short time: 6 minutes – 3 ideas – 5 people.

Number of people: any, groups of five (or 4, 6 or 7)

Time: 45 minutes

Place/Space: indoor, enough to give each group room to work

Equipment:

  • Pen and paper

Link to description (pdf): Brainwriting-6-3-5

 

Fish Bowl

FishBowl
Similar to a traditional panel, there are 4-6 discussants on a topic. Instead of facing an audience in a row with a moderator, however, the discussants sit in a circle with the audience in concentric circles around them. This witnessed conversation on a topic can be quite powerful, helping to bring clarity and shared experience to everyone attending.

Gordian Knot

The Gordian knot is a coordination/group dynamics game for established groups of about 6 to 20 people, used to work in “close proximity”.

Number of People: 6–20

Time: 0,1–0,25 hrs

Place/space: Indoor, outdoor, 5–15 m² depending on group size

Equipment:

  • none

Link to desription (doc): Gordian Knot

Acid River

Versatile group dynamic game for larger groups for advanced teambuilding: Cross an “acid river” with a few objects and your ability to cooperate!

Number of People: 5–20

Time: 1–3 hrs

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, at least 30–50 m²

Equipment:

  • Ropes
  • Flat stones or wooden blocks
  • Wooden boards
  • Towels, beer crates, buckets … whatever seems useful

Link to desription (doc): Acid River-TC