Go around the group, one at a time, and have them read the truths and lie in random order.
Set up the rules you will abide by, leaving enough wiggle room to experience problems that need group agreement to solve as the system is put into action.
Purpose: By creating a “mini” society, your team naturally creates problems and challenges that force them to work together. Some team members will reveal themselves to be rule-abiders and others as creative rule-benders.
Purpose: This exercise fits into the “get to know each other” category.
Extroverts have no difficulty in making themselves known, but introverts often remain an enigma, bowled into silence.
Explain that they have a set amount of time to complete the puzzle as a group.
Explain that some of the pieces in their puzzle belong to the other puzzles in the room.
Assemble your team, and have them write down an idea on a large sheet of paper. Have them pass the paper to the person on their left, and instruct them to use the new idea to build another solution upon.
Continue for several rounds, and then see what the results are.
You may want to choose a fictional problem that allows you to reveal one aspect of the challenge each round.
Purpose: This exercise shows the value of everyone’s ideas.