The Puzzle – A creative cooperation exercise
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A creative cooperation exercise that is well suited as an icebreaker, a break from work, or as an entertaining feature in a meeting. The exercise is all about making everyone contribute to a mutual goal which is especially useful when you want to illustrate cooperation between different departments or projects.
Each team is handed out 12 small puzzle pieces that the instructor has cut out, from the attachments. Therefore, the teams have not seen the finished puzzle beforehand. Now the teams’ task consists of having to scale the small puzzle pieces up, by drawing on the big puzzle pieces. Then the team must try to complete the big puzzle and create a result as a team. We have made it easy for you, so everything is described in detail and ready to use.
In total 16 pages.
Materials that are used
Puzzle (enclosed as PDF).
12 puzzle-pieces (enclosed as PDF).
Drawing equipment (e.g. pencils).
A phone or watch for timing.
Size A4 – if printed in 100%.
If you desire that the participants are under pressure and that there is some competitiveness to the game, then you have to set a time frame for the activity e.g. 20-30 minutes. Alternatively, you can go for as long as it takes for the teams to finish.
Number of participants
From 4 participants + 1 instructor.
There are 12 pieces in the puzzle. If you are fewer than 12 participants, then some of the participants will have more than one piece. If you are more than 12 participants, then make 2 or more teams.
1 room with space enough for everyone.
Also available in German and Danish.
The file can be used for 6 months after purchase.
This creative cooperation exercise can be done by everyone no matter their age, gender or position in the organisation.
Other exercises you may enjoy
If you liked The Puzzle then we can recommend our other cooperation exercises “The Word Factory” and “Speed Drawing”, which are similar exercises with other content – but also with a short duration so they fit well as a small feature – and with a flexible number of participants which makes it easy to scale up or down.