To quickly immerse group members into a task-oriented activity so they can begin developing a team identity and initial cohesiveness.
1) Assign the group the unstructured task of defining and assembling all of the objects, data or ideas they feel will be useful to them as they engage in their regular learning tasks.
2) Ask each group to present and rationalize their findings at the end of the time limit.
a) How did the group organize to conduct its task? ( e.g. with individuals assigned to specific items or as pairs or everybody trying to do everything)
b) How this method chosen ( e.g. we thought it over and decided it was best or we just jumped in and began the task?
c) How successful was it?
APPROXIMATE TIME REQUIRED
Games Trainers Play, John W. Newstrom & Edward E.Scannell, McGraw-Hill.