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Triangle of similarities

Field of application

Introduction and presentation for teambuilding

Resume / Brief description

 

When joining a new team for the first time, this tool helps to get to know each other and to highlight the similarities in order to strengthen the group spirit.

Goals:

  • Identify commonalities
  • Getting to know each other
  • Group building/strengthening cohesion

Target group

 

Works in every setting (for adults, young people, in work context or seminar groups)

 

Group size: 6-21 persons (divisible by 3 otherwise work a quadrangle with four persons)

Objectives

This method is good for getting to know each other in a new group. So you get to know the colleagues and the similarities you have with them.

Requirements

Material

Time

 

Material:

one flipchart paper and one moderation marker per person per group

online: Template_Triangle of similarities, shared with all participants

 

Time: 20-60 Minutes

Implementation - Guidelines

 

 

 

 

  1. Small groups of three participants each are formed. They are each given a large sheet of paper and three pens.
  2. Each group draws a large triangle on the paper and writes a name on each corner. Then one person sits at each corner. Now the participants look for commonalities. These are written either in the center if all people share them, or on one of the sides of the triangle if they are commonalities between two people. Specifics of each person can be written at the corners.
  3. Finally, the groups can present their posters to each other.
Template

 

Teambuilding_Triangle of similarities.pptx

Additional format/references:

English: https://methopedia.eu/posts/triangle-of-commonality/triangle-of-commonality/
Source:

 

German: https://kulturshaker.de/methoden/kulturelle-vielfalt-praegung/dreieck-der-gemeinsamkeiten/