Line Up is an icebreaker game where everyone has to communicate without speaking and line up in a straight line according to a pre-determined characteristic. It is a game that will illustrate the power of communication and at the same time, have a group of new friends enjoying a fun time together.
More than 10 people
About 5 – 8 minutes
1. The participants will be split into two groups.
2. Participants will then arrange themselves randomly in a straight line within their group.
3. Then, the facilitator will call out a particular characteristic:
- “Height, from shortest to tallest!”
- “Birthday, from earliest to latest!”
- “Hair length, longest to shortest!”
- “Number of kids, least to most!”
and so on…
4. The participants will then rush to arrange themselves in that order, and the group to successful completes the arrangement should all raise their hands in unison.
5. The facilitator then has to verify if the arrangement is correct. If it is, they get awarded 1 point. If the arrangement is wrong, then the other team gets the 1 point.
6. To bring the difficulty up a level, after a certain number of rounds, the facilitator must dictate that NOBODY can speak. All must use sign language.
7. Obviously, it will take more time, but the aggressive hand signals will make for much laughter!
- How did it feel like when you could not use words to communicate?
- You took much longer to arrange yourself when you couldn’t speak, what does that imply about our ability to speak and communicate?
- Effective communication is essential to a productive workplace. If the team does not purposefully communicate with one another, it give rises to misunderstanding, mistakes and wasted effort.
- Make it a point to keep the communication lines open in your workplace.
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