Guess my favorite song is a great team building activity to get people to know a little more about each other.

Running the activity:

  1. Give one post-it and a sharpie to each participant
  2. Ask each participant to write their favorite song (please ask then to use uppercase and good handwriting to keep it anonymous).
  3. Collect the notes using a hat (or a bag).
  4. Shake it and leave the hat on the center of the room.
  5. Ask one participant walk to the hat, collect a note, read the song name out loudly and try guessing whose favorite song it is.
  6. Optionally, the facilitator should find the song (spotify or similar) and play it for the group.

 

Music has been with humans as long as we can collectively remember. Song sharing is a great team building tool. Music foster group interactions; music brings good memories and get people talking about something beyond work activities. It´s a great and simple team building activity.

I have learned this team building activity from Gabriel Sixel. Alternative option: Guess Who Likes it for favorite movie (youtube trailer trailer).

 

Remote-team advice: Open the FunRetrospectives remote board (button below) and follow the same steps (no need for a hat). Instead of writing the song names on post-it, ask people to add their favorite song (as a youtube link) on the FunRetrospective board card. Then follow the same steps: someone clicks on the video clip and make the guess while everyone enjoys (or laugh about) the video clip.

 

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