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Facilitators do collect the best activities. Here’s a classic game for a team-building session, which you can use to simultaneously create an environment of imagination and gentle competition, while introducing the topic or theme of the day.

It works equally well online or in person.

Before the session, choose a book on the topic. For example, I picked Flow: The Psychology of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for a recent innovation conference keynote.

You invite everyone to write on a piece of paper or electronic device a plausible first line of the book. Your aim is to get the other participants to vote for your suggestion, in a challenge to identify the actual first line.

Is it, in this case, ‘In Arizona, we assume all rattle snakes are miserable’? *Answer below..

If done digitally, you can use the platform to collect the suggestions, anonymise them and show them when needed.

When the competition is done, you have a set of participant suggestions to take you into the topic of flow, to which you can add the thoughts of the master Czik himself. *No, it’s not. You’ll have to take a look at the book – perhaps playing the game with one of your groups…