Peer Introduction Game is an 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 don’t know very well.
- 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.
“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…”
We have seen this activity being used on several different places and occasions. It works really well to have people say good things about each other, after having a quick one on one.
Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use the team’s remote communication tool to pair up participants in separate chat rooms, then bring everybody to the same meeting/room and each person introduces their pair.