BREAKING THE ICE BETWEEN TEAMSObjective
This exercise makes it easy for leaders of other teams to come together as agroupFor the purpose of updating one another on recent developments in their ownwork groups.The exchange is a way to break the ice in a team-building session withoutrequiring people to expose themselves beyond their individual comfort level.
You will need one of the “ Team starter Worksheet” for each participant. Eachparticipant will need a pen or pencil for completing the worksheet.
Introduce the exercise by pointing out that the press of business sometimesmakes it difficult to keep up with one another and that at the beginning ofthis session it is important to know what everyone’s expectations are.Inform the participants that their goal will be to update one another whennecessary on recent developments in their respective work situations.Give everyone a copy of the Worksheet and instruct them to take about fiveminutes to complete it. Ask them to work quietly and to remain quiet untileveryone has finished.When all have finished ask each participant to read his/her responses aloud.After each person finishes, ask the rest of the group members to summarizewhat were said by that person.