Happiness exercise

Energiser / Warm up, Fun, Get-to-know, Icebreaker, Opening

Collaboration, Intragroup openness, Team – building

Active listening, Communication, Empathy, Introspection, Storytelling

Up to 15 min, Up to 30 min

6-15 persons, 16 – 30 persons

Beginner

Safe

Introduction

This exercise is a simple application of the principles of Appreciative Inquiry.

Necessary tools (what you need)

  • Pick a videoconferencing tool of your choice.

Steps

  1. Ask a colleague or a group to tell you stories about times when they were happy. Just listen and encourage everyone else to listen. Join in yourself. Then do the same about times when they and you made someone else happy. You will be astonished how interesting, inspiring and enjoyable this will be!

Tips & Tricks

This will work just as well with a big group. Just get people into small groups of four or five and proceed as above

The exercise is successfully completed when? Conclusion?

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