In the mask drawing they can include their characteristics, dreams, interests, weaknesses, strengths, basically anything that explains the individual to his/her team members in a non threatening manner.
After having drawn the mask, the person is asked to share his mask in the larger group in which members can ask questions to clarify or further explain certain characteristics. Life Line This team building activity is similar to the mask exercises since it requires people to share their ‘life-line’ and specifically the events in the past that have shaped them today.
Whether we realize it or not, interviewing for a job is no different from speed dating or giving a product sales pitch. Well think about it: a successful speed dater or presenter has a few minutes to engage their listener and to differentiate him/herself or the product from the competition – just like a successful candidate during a job interview.
The common successful denominator for all these people is communicating a strong image of who/ what they are and what they stand for. One question that is often asked in interviews is: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.
As it turns out, I like to talk – so much, in fact, that I have a tendency to talk people’s ears off.Momocs aims to provide a complete and convenient toolkit for morphometrics.It is intended for scientists interested in describing quantitatively the shape, and its (co)variations, of the objects they study.The key is the first questions, which needs to be the toughest one, the one that everybody wants to know the answer for and the one that people gossip about. As the audience gasps and holds their breath at the audacity of me to ask the question everybody wants asked but nobody dares to.Then, I keep on digging deeper with follow up questions that doesn’t let the boss off the hook but forces him/her to explain their actions and address the consequences. Personality Tests Personality tests like MBTI or Belbin are great, non intrusive ice breakers, in which team members get an insight in the personality type and preferred styles of their colleagues.