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 stand up and walk around
  2. Each person think about two other people
  3. Without saying names, each person should stay equal distance from the two people they thought about. This should take one minuteĀ 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.
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each participant is equal distance to two other participants

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.