Teambuilding Activity: The Shepherd and His Sheep
This is the kind of activity where, if you are open to it, you can discover a lot about your leadership and your role in teams.
This activity promotes:
-And who knows what else
Below is the instruction:
Duration: 30 minutes
Participants: 6 to 12
Indoor and Outdoor
Blindfolds, thick rope of approximately 10 meters
Gameplay / Rules:
- The participants are blindfolded and scattered around the space. From then on, they are considered sheep who cannot speak or understand language.
- Next, a sheep's pen (using the rope) is created somewhere, and the blindfold is removed from one sheep. This becomes the shepherd. The shepherd has a broken leg and cannot leave their spot.
- The shepherd must now try to get all the sheep into the pen without speaking. The sheep are given some time to plan a strategy. They can use certain sounds (e.g., clapping hands or whistling).
When the shepherd is allowed to talk, a lot can be discovered about leadership. I can give you countless examples of people who drew parallels with reality (which is often desired; you want to hold up a mirror); how they lead.
How was this for you?
What did you experience?
What will you take away from this?