The peer introduction game is a team-building activity for new team members to learn more about each other. A quick conversation followed by a peer introduction provides a quick mechanism to introduce each and every person on the large group.
Running the activity
- Split the large group into pairs. Ask people to pair up with someone they are not familiar with.
- Ask the pairs to have a quick conversation about each other, and inform them that later they will introduce their pair. You can leave the conversation open, or choose a few questions to be answered (such as: name, birth place, current role, favorite food, favorite travel location).
- Go around the large group, and let everyone introduce their pair.
Paulo says: Please meet Amit. He was born in Canada, but his family is from India. He enjoys Brazilian samba and his favorite food is hot-dog, especially when watching live baseball. He currently works as …
I have seen this activity being used on several different places and occasions. Last time I have seen it being used was by my friend and work colleague Jackie Kinsey. It was an effective team-building activity for starting a one week intensive leadership training at Thoughtworks.