Emotional Team Building Game – The Funeral

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Herman Otten
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During this emotional team building game, everybody will write a positive speech for every other personas as if they are at their funeral. One by one each person will sit on a chair in front of the group while every other person will read their speech about this person out loud.
An emotional team building game focuses on the emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships of team members. These activities are beneficial for teams for several reasons:

Improved Communication: An emotional team building game encourages open and honest communication. They create a safe space for team members to express their thoughts and feelings, which can lead to better understanding and more effective communication in the workplace.

Trust Building: Sharing emotions and personal experiences in a supportive environment can help build trust within the team. Team members learn that they can confide in each other without fear of judgment.

Enhanced Self-Awareness: An emotional team building game often requires introspection and self-reflection. Team members can gain a better understanding of their own emotions and how they affect their interactions with others.

Empowered Team Members: Sharing emotions and personal stories can empower team members to take ownership of their feelings and experiences. This empowerment can lead to more proactive and confident individuals within the team.

Long-Term Impact: The skills and insights gained from emotional team-building games can have a lasting impact on team dynamics and relationships, contributing to long-term success and effectiveness.

Do you like this exercise? Let’s give these variations a try:

Variation 1:
If you are working with a big group you can let each person write a speech for just one other person. This will save time.

Variation 2:
If you think a funeral speech is too intense, you can also let them write speeches to give at each other’s birthday anniversaries. You can perform the exercise in the same way.

Created by:
Herman Otten
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