A lot of people walk through the world unaware of their surroundings. They can obviously see differences in ways people dress or comport themselves, but the whole of a person is far more dependent on their background, their culture, and their family traditions than what they present to the world visually. Playing a “getting to know you” game brings understanding deeper than surface level without forcing long, drawn out conversation on the topic.
3. Learn Who You Are
Michael Jackson talked about the man in the mirror, but until the mirror starts talking back there will only ever be one perception in your mind. Participating in small activities like “getting to know you” games helps develop your own sense of self because it provides a barometer for measurement. This may be used to figure out what kind of leader or co-worker you are and ends up being a self-growth tool.
4. Go Deep
The games that you may play are not the end-all-be-all of the conversation…instead they provide the opportunity to open deeper and more impacting conversations that many would typically shy away from. Increasing communication channels is the goal, but you have to begin somewhere.
5. Get Involved!
Finally, what is the point of any team building strategy if not group participation?! “Getting to know you” games may not lead to the most in-depth conversations alone, but the important point is that they get participants involved! The trick is to take that momentum and propel down whatever avenue you would like it to lead.
Every one of the Small Group Team Building programs starts with a fun way to connect participants. These ice breakers help everyone to forge new connections and break down barriers. If you are looking for affordable professionally designed fun icebreakers, we can help you put together a program that delivers the results you want.