Complex pieces is a great energizer to get people moving around while fostering a conversation about complex systems and interconnected pieces.
Running the activity
- Everybody stand up and walk around
- Each person think about two other people
- Without saying names, each person should stay equal distance from the two people they thought about. This should take one minute as people move around.
- After people stop moving, ask the taller person in the group to move to a corner of the room
- Ask everyone to find their equal distances again.
I have learned this activity from Bethlem Migot. She used it as an energizer during a analysis workshop. It got everyone’s energized before she had a quick conversation about complex systems, changes and interconnected requirements. This activity works best for a group of ten to thirty people.