Participants walk around in the space. In the first round everyone stops and starts walking when the facilitator claps her hands. In the last round everyone stops and starts at the same time, without the facilitator clapping her hands.
Time: 15 min
Number of participants: 6 – 50
Have the participants walk around the space, spreading them out evenly across the floor. Tell them to stop when you clap your hands and to start walking when you clap again. Do this for a while, varying the intervals. Then tell the participants that they have to do exactly the same thing, walking and stopping at the same time, without you clapping your hands. It is important that the participants do not talk during the exercise.
- What was interesting about the exercise?
- What was different between the first and second rounds?
- Who was in control in the first and second rounds?
- What did you do to be successful?