Ice Breaking exercises
Ice Breaking are definitely an effective way to start a team building event. Interactive and engaging sessions performed before the main activity that help people get to know each other better.
When to use them
As the name suggests, an ice breaking session is designed to break the ice in an event or meeting. We usually use them when:
Participants come from different backgrounds
People need to get to know each other quickly to work towards a common goal
The team is newly formed
The topics discussed are new or unknown to many people involved
So, what is the ice?
Focusing on critical issues is our first job, understanding which "ice" should be broken.
If the people in the group are similar, the "ice" may simply reflect the fact that people have not met yet.
If we meet people of different grades and levels for open discussion, the "ice" can come from the difference in status between the participants.
If the group is made up of people from different backgrounds, cultures and work prospects within the company, then "ice" can come from different perceptions.
How we organize your ice breaking exercises
Once established what the "ice" is, the next step is to clarify the specific objectives for the activity. Our job is to design the session with specific goals in mind, ensuring that the session is relevant, comfortable and motivating for all the participants involved. The ice breaking exercises will be tailor-made for you and your needs each time.