Description

Rope Square - the purpose of this activity is to explore how a group works as a team on a difficult task and how people assume and fulfill different roles in a group. Get a piece of rope that is tied so that it forms a circle, sufficiently long so that half the total group can hold onto it with both hands. divide the group into two subgroups - the silent observers and the square-formers. Lay the rope in a circle on the floor, in the middle of the room. Ask the square forming group to stand in a circle around the rope. the observers should stand back and watch in silence. Ask the square-forming group to pick up the rope circle with both hands then ask them to close their eyes and walk around in a circle a couple of times so that they become somewhat disoriented. Then ask them to form a perfect square with the rope( without looking). The other group should only observe the dynamics without commenting. Change the roles of the groups and then debrief. Use the discussion to draw points as: Who felt frustrated? Why? Who took the lead? Why? When?

Remember: The intention is not to make the evaluation personal, but to point out the range of qualities of members of a group and how they interact in completing a difficult task.

Requirements

rope

Objective

To explore how a group works as a team on a difficult task and how people assume and fulfill different roles in a group.
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Submitted by: Majlinda Priku, (Team building activities)

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