Mini Game/ Icebreaker
Cost per head
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning
About the intervention
A conversation starter for any occasion. Rose = share something you accomplished recently that you are proud of; Bud = share something you're doing currently that's going really well; Thorn = Talk about a challenge you're currently facing.
How to set it up.
Set up a Teams channel/Zoom link where the call can be held.
Prepare a Miro template with 3 rows (rose, bud, thorn) and a column for each participant.
Choose a venue, and some simple refreshments to bring along.
Form small groups of up to 5 and each person should share their rose, bud and thorn.
What to do during.
Give everyone at least 2 minutes to share a photo or statement in their column for each prompt.
Allow 3 minutes for each person to share their stories.
How you can mix it up ...
Themes: Can be suited to the occasion, being something very general to share with unknown people as a workshop icebreaker, sharing personal, deeper reflections to strengthen cohorts or sharing how teams or individuals progress on their projects during a period of time.
Frequency: This activity can be used as a unique intervention or as a regular event, which will be influenced by the choice of the topic according to the goal of the activity.
Material: Multiple supports and mediums can be used to communicate the reflections in-person, from a big whiteboard or a chalkboard to post-its, text, images, sketches or even watercolours.
Use this Miro template to get started on your icebreaker session. Copy and Use the "Rose Thorn Bud" frame.