Complex Pieces is a great energizer to get people moving around while fostering a conversation about complex systems and interconnected pieces.


Running the activity:

  1. Everybody stands up and walks around.
  2. Each person thinks about two other people.
  3. Without saying names, each person should stay equally distant from the two people they thought about. This should take one minute as people move around.
  4. After people stop moving, ask the taller person in the group to move to a corner of the room.
  5. Ask everyone to find their equal distances again.


This activity gets everyone energized while giving an opportunity to have a quick conversation about complex systems, changes and interconnected requirements. It works better for a group of ten to thirty people.