15 to 40 minutes + debrief
4 to 28 participants.
Most versatile with teams of 6-10
Staff at any level
No restrictions on the number of times you can use this game
Buy: £225 + delivery & VAT (if applicable)
Elite Facilitate: £850 + VAT for up to 28 delegates at your UK venue
Understand the importance of listening and seeing things from someone else’s point of view. This popular effective communication training game is easily integrated into any training situation and used in any language.
There are 6 different shapes repeated in 5 different colours; a total of 30 quality laminated plastic cards.
Look at these examples of the shapes and you can see the difference. But what if one person has the shapes on the left and someone else has the shapes on the right and they cannot see each other's shapes; can one person describe their shapes accurately for the other person to notice the difference in shape? The answer is usually no.
They often assume when one person describes their shape as having a round edge to the right, a flat bottom and a triangle edge on the left; it is the same as the shape they are holding.
They also assume when one describes another shape as a cross with a half circle at the bottom, it is the same as their shape. That is when they all hold the cards the same way round; often some people will hold their cards like playing cards (in portrait) and then the shapes look different again.
The game is even more complicated, because (they are not told this) there are six different shapes in five different colours. They have to identify what the shapes and colours are by describing what they have and listening to what the others to get the complete picture.
Enjoyable as well as educational, Colourshapes is the ideal communication skills game for training sessions about communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, telephone techniques, problem solving, influencing, selling and negotiating.
Used by companies, organisations, schools and universities for training courses, seminars or conferences, colour shapes game is easy to play. It is also ideal as an ice-breaker or part of an assessment programme.
Communication plays a big part in many business activities. However, it is only successful when the information conveyed is clear and unambiguous. Messages which are open to misinterpretation can cause confusion, wasted effort and missed opportunities.
Colorshapes game teaches good communication skills by replicating many of the issues that occur in the workplace; including:
If you have used the popular Colourblind team activity you will know of the benefits from using this training activity.
Unlike Colourblind, our Colour shapes game does not require participants to be blindfolded. In the workplace we use our eyes to help us describe what we are talking about. Colourshapes adds a visual dimension to the communication process.
While some teams strictly follow the rules, others will try to cheat by looking at their colleagues' cards. So honesty and trust in the workplace are other key learning points raised in this game.
The game addresses issues such as communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills, negotiation, perceptions, problem solving, planning, influencing, honesty, trust and many more. So be prepared for an informative debrief.
This training activity is easy to facilitate and also ideal as an ice-breaker or part of an assessment centre.
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