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
- How did the team choose their predictions? What was the process?
- Was there any healthy discussion involved in the prediction? Or did people just go with whatever was suggested first?
- Was there any strategy involved in picking the next card?
- During this time of quarantine, what kind of predictions is your team trying to make regarding the future of your business?
- How is the prediction process the same? Different? Why?
- Is there healthy discussion involved? Or does the team go with whatever is suggested first?
- 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!