This core values activity can be done with as few as two participants, so it works for any team. Choose a room with soft carpet or a grassy outdoor location, just in case there are stumbles!
Directions to the team: Divide into pairs. Sit down back-to-back with your partner. Your task is to stand straight up without using your hands.
After each pair is standing, divide into groups of three. Sit down back-to-back forming a triangle – you will be closer to shoulder-to-shoulder than back-to-back. Again without using your hands, stand straight up. Now, have a group of four sit back-to-back and stand – then a group of five. Continue adding one person each time you stand up successfully, until the entire team is part of one group trying to stand up all together.
Do you have an odd number? No worries! Start with three team members instead of two.
Variations: Can a pair start in a standing position, then sit down back-to-back without using their hands? How about a larger group?
Discussion: Teammates literally will need to lean on one another to accomplish the task. Can they think of times during the season they’ll need to lean on one another in other ways? What if one person is struggling with programming? What if a tournament judge asks a question one person cannot answer?