A wonderful old game called the human knot is a fun game among team members. In this video, learn how to demonstrate commonality and comfort with each other.
- Finally, one game I've been using for years … is the human knot. … This one is great for helping the team get comfortable … with each other quickly and also overcome something … they think is impossible. … You need a room with plenty of space. … Have the group stand in a large circle … and then have them smoosh in to form a tight group … where they're touching. … Now, each person extends his or her right arm … and grabs the hand of someone standing across from them. … Repeat the same with the left. … People should be holding the hands of two different people … and not of someone adjacent to them. … Challenge them to untie the knot … without breaking the circle. … They can alter their grip but not let go. … If the knot breaks, the group must start again. … Inevitably, there's a lot of laughter, … especially as people realize that they're all going … to have to climb over, under, or through teammates' arms … to get the knot undone. … Note, this game is not always doable for people … with certain physical disabilities but you'd be surprised …
This course was created by Madecraft. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Three types of teamwork
- Promoting psychological safety
- Developing skills
- Using games to foster collaboration
- Launching the collaboration project
Skill Level Intermediate
Managing Projects with Microsoft Teamswith Heather Severino1h 36m Intermediate
Leaders: Make Your Teams More Agile, Creative, and Unitedwith Big Think27m 49s Intermediate
1. Types of Teamwork
2. Psychological Safety
3. Develop Your Skills
4. Launching the Project
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