The concept behind the activity
Make as many of the facets of communication tangible! That was the goal of our designers when developing this learning scenario. Listening, moderating, adapting to others, developing a common vocabulary… and all that with appreciative contact. When the group is really having fun, then the most important pre-requisites of learning for successful communication have been achieved.
Facilitating the activity
The delegates are handed pieces of an octagonal form. The outer edges of these pieces have a printed symbol on them. Each symbol has a matching counterpart on the outer edge of another piece, all together making up the complete form. The goal is to put this eight-sided form together and put it all down at once on the table with the printed side underneath. However, the symbols on each person’s pieces must be kept hidden.