When you need to have a brainstorming session to get some creative ideas going, here is a short warm-up exercise you can use to get people out of their heads and into creative behaviour.
Pair up in twos.
One person makes a shape with his body. The other person needs to add on to that shape.
No need to look good, sophisticated or make perfectly rounded shapes.
No need for the other person to complete each shape either.
When the given shape doesn’t inspire an add-on, the person just puts the shape back into the neutral starting position saying thank you.
Do this a few times and then switch sides.
This exercise puts laughter and play back in a meeting.
People relax, get aware of their bodies instead of just their brains, are more ready to come up with funny, out of the box ideas without being afraid to look silly.