Team Building Activity: Face the Facts

Posted by Kristin Arnold on July 11, 2024

Face the Facts

This activity allows team members who work virtually or on different shifts to get to know each other.  It works well with any team size and requires about an hour or so to set up.  You will need to have on hand your phone camera, bulletin board (real or virtual), index cards, ballots and a prize.

You will want to use a room with a centrally located bulletin board. Ask each team member for a recent picture or take a picture of each team member. In addition, ask each team member for three unknown or little-known facts about themselves that they are willing to share with their teammates.

Edit the facts for grammar or obvious identifying characteristics, and then write the facts on an index card. Post the pictures on one side of a bulletin board, and the cards on the other side, NOT in the same order. Label the pictures A, B, C… and the facts 1, 2, 3….

Tell the team it has a set amount of time (e.g., one month) to match correctly the pictures (the letters) with the facts (the numbers). Instruct the team members to submit the results on a “ballot” or use email if working virtually.

Award prizes to the first three members who successfully complete this activity.

Inspired by Brother Richard Dube

If you like this activity, check out my book, Team Energizers, for 49 other team activities!

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.

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