Hello All!
Have you had to make a lot of predictions in the last two months? Often with incomplete information? Or no information? Or changing information?
Have you had to make a prediction as a team? With team members that hold different opinions? Attitudes? And other things that make consensus difficult? Use the game “Prediction” to discuss good ways to go about having these discussions as a team.
Adapted from “Playing with a Full Deck” by Michelle Cummings
  • You’ll need a deck of cards. Hold the stack of cards face down in your hand and as a team “predict” what rank of card you’ll turn over.
  • If the team gets the prediction right, you all lose the game and start over.
  • If the team gets the prediction wrong, you move on to the next card.
  • The goal is to make it through the whole deck without guessing any of the cards correctly.
  • The team cannot predict the same rank card twice in a row.
Facilitation Tip: This game could take a while, if you are short on time you can play with a partial deck
Discussion Questions:
  1. How did the team choose their predictions? What was the process?
  2. Was there any healthy discussion involved in the prediction? Or did people just go with whatever was suggested first?
  3. Was there any strategy involved in picking the next card?
  4. During this time of quarantine, what kind of predictions is your team trying to make regarding the future of your business?
  5. How is the prediction process the same? Different? Why?
  6. Is there healthy discussion involved? Or does the team go with whatever is suggested first?
  7. How might we go about making these discussions more fruitful?

I look forward to the day when the challenge course can be available to help your teams reunite. Until then stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected!

Thank you,

amy-watson-challenge-course-managerAmy “Jesso” Watson
Challenge Course Manager
(503) 538-2763, ext. 105