Take a Stand

2-40 people

Here's a practical, dynamic, and versatile approach for groups to collectively explore ideas and questions. It's akin to a physical questionnaire where participants move around the space and position themselves on an imaginary line in response to questions. This technique serves as a launching pad for reflection and discussion, and fosters team cohesion.

Workshop steps


Determine the session's objective and main topic, either independently or with the group's input. Create a minimum of five questions related to a specific subject. Participants will position themselves along a line based on their response to a question or their agreement with a statement. For instance, if the focus is on the team's collaboration, you could ask: 1. "Rate our team's communication from 0 (no communication) to 10 (excellent, transparent communication)." 2. "How do you feel about your role in the team? 0 represents a very negative feeling, while 10 indicates a very positive one." 3. "Is our team producing high-quality work? 0 means not at all, and 10 signifies absolutely yes."


Arrange the room to create sufficient space for everyone to stand on an imaginary line. Introduce the session's concept to the group, assigning one side of the room as "0" and the opposite side as "10".


Pose the initial question. Allow participants a brief moment to position themselves along the line. Encourage them to converse with someone close about their response to the question, discussing their reasoning, emotions, and any necessary changes.


Allocate time for the entire group to listen to individuals at various positions on the line. Aim to include as many as possible, but ensure at least one person from each extreme and one from the center share their thoughts. If this step leads to a conversation, that's excellent. The goal is to encourage the group to discuss topics they need to address. Provide them with as much time as available.


Continue performing steps 3 and 4 until all prepared questions are utilized or time is almost over. Before ending the session, request the group to identify and note down crucial actions derived from the conversation. Ensure they allocate a responsible individual and a due date for each action.

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