Usually most effective at the very start of a session, the purpose of this exercise is to promote conversation and relationship and provide a better alternative to the sometimes awkward generic ice breakers. Address the team and ask them to stand in order of their date of birth. Immediately the team is required to talk to eachother and problem solve as a group to find the correct order and will almost certainly end up next to someone who they might not know too well. Complete the exercise by going along the line and asking for each person’s date of birth to make sure they have the right order, follow this up with by asking for an interesting fact about them. If a person looks unsure over their interesting fact, a good example for a fact could be simply asking what they think of their name or when they were born.
The Lineup (1/6)