Colourshapes

Effective interpersonal team game to establish colour and shape of missing cards

 

 

  FIND OUT MORE

TIMING

15 to 40 minutes + debrief

NUMBERS PER GAME

4 to 28 participants.
Most versatile with teams of 6-10

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

Staff at any level

COMPUTER

Not required

LICENCE FREE

No restrictions on the number of times you can use this game

PRICE TO BUY OR FACILITATE

Buy: £225 + delivery & VAT (if applicable)

Elite Facilitate: £850 + VAT for up to 28 delegates at your UK venue

Understand the importance of listening and seeing things from someone else’s point of view.  This popular effective communication training game is easily integrated into any training situation and used in any language.

PURPOSE

There are 6 different shapes repeated in 5 different colours; a total of 30 quality laminated plastic cards.

  • Arrange the participants to sit in a circle facing outwards so they cannot see each other properly
  • Remove two of the cards and distribute the remainder to the participants
  • Participants may not show, exchange or pass the cards between group members
  • They do not know how many cards, shapes or colours the group has. Their objective is to establish this and the shape and colour of the missing cards
  • Observe the group interaction (participants learn by doing).

Look at these examples of the shapes and you can see the difference. But what if one person has the shapes on the left and someone else has the shapes on the right and they cannot see each other's shapes; can one person describe their shapes accurately for the other person to notice the difference in shape? The answer is usually no.

They often assume when one person describes their shape as having a round edge to the right, a flat bottom and a triangle edge on the left; it is the same as the shape they are holding.

They also assume when one describes another shape as a cross with a half circle at the bottom, it is the same as their shape. That is when they all hold the cards the same way round; often some people will hold their cards like playing cards (in portrait) and then the shapes look different again.

The game is even more complicated, because (they are not told this) there are six different shapes in five different colours. They have to identify what the shapes and colours are by describing what they have and listening to what the others to get the complete picture.

Enjoyable as well as educational, Colourshapes is the ideal communication skills game for training sessions about communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, telephone techniques, problem solving, influencing, selling and negotiating.

Used by companies, organisations, schools and universities for training courses, seminars or conferences, colour shapes game is easy to play. It is also ideal as an ice-breaker or part of an assessment programme.

THE ART OF COMMUNICATION

Communication plays a big part in many business activities. However, it is only successful when the information conveyed is clear and unambiguous. Messages which are open to misinterpretation can cause confusion, wasted effort and missed opportunities.

Colorshapes game teaches good communication skills by replicating many of the issues that occur in the workplace; including:

  • assumptions
  • muddled thinking
  • conflict
  • poor listening skills
  • barriers to communication
  • lack of understanding and team cohesion.

 

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE

If you have used the popular Colourblind team activity you will know of the benefits from using this training activity.

Unlike Colourblind, our Colour shapes game does not require participants to be blindfolded. In the workplace we use our eyes to help us describe what we are talking about. Colourshapes adds a visual dimension to the communication process.

While some teams strictly follow the rules, others will try to cheat by looking at their colleagues' cards. So honesty and trust in the workplace are other key learning points raised in this game.

The game addresses issues such as communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills, negotiation, perceptions, problem solving, planning, influencing, honesty, trust and many more. So be prepared for an informative debrief.

This training activity is easy to facilitate and also ideal as an ice-breaker or part of an assessment centre.

BENEFITS OF THE COLOURSHAPES GAME:

  • Attractive, absorbing and challenging
  • Versatile enough to meet a wide range of learning objectives
  • Appropriate to any group with a shared language
  • Easily integrated into any training situation
  • Acts as an ice breaker and leads to greater understanding between group members
  • Colourshapes focuses upon individuals' understanding of their communication style and listening skills, and in particular develops the use of appropriate language
  • Creates a territory in which the group must devise a strategy for progress
  • Highlights the need for both effective team and individual skills
  • Sets guidelines for giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Colourshapes provides a fast route to powerful and transferable learning
  • Portable and simple to set up and administer
  • Ready to use and needing no additional equipment or facilities
  • Colourshapes is supplied with clear instructions and review suggestions.

COLOURSHAPES TRAINING GAME IS USED TO DEVELOP THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

  • communication skills
  • influencing
  • interpersonal skills
  • negotiating
  • problem solving
  • selling
  • teamwork
  • telephone techniques.

Customers who viewed this business game also bought:

Developed in conjunction with Joomla extensions.

  1. Buy
  2. Payment Methods
  3. PDF Downloads

Buy the Colourshapes game.
Price: £225 + delivery & VAT (if applicable).

 WorldPay will process your online card transaction and we will deliver the game(s) to you.

Buy this game and use it many times; or we will run it for you.  Please Contact Us for more information.

All transactions are in Pounds Sterling.

Buy this game with:

  • Credit or Debit Card. Click on the Add to cart button below or contact us to pay by phone
  • Bank Transfer (please ask for details)
  • Cheque in Pounds Sterling made out to Elite Training European Ltd
  • PayPal. Click on the Add to cart button below or contact us to pay by phone

All transactions are in Pounds Sterling

ABOUT US

  • For over 20 years we've been delivering excellent management training and personal development skills to businesses and public sector organisations across the UK.
  • Our trainers enhance the learning experience with our high energy, results driven approach.
  • Experiential learning with business games and training materials help participants acquire essential knowledge and skills through active, self-reflective engagement and enable them to remember the key learning points.

WHY CHOOSE ELITE TRAINING

  • Training Courses: Skilled and experienced trainers that develop and understand your needs and deliver enjoyable, tailored and cost-effective in-house training.
  • Business Games: Fun and realistic, sold worldwide to use over and over again for quality development.
  • Team Building: Injecting training expertise, real-life examples and fun to draw out key learnings.
  • Coaching: Results driven executive and business coaching, creating environments where people develop and thrive, improving performance.
  • Development Programmes: Tailored and bespoke programmes, developing and inspiring leaders, supporting strategic objectives and business change.

 

OUR CLIENTS

Here are some of our customers who appreciate our experience in training and enjoyed our courses and business games:

BALFOUR BEATTY COCA-COLA GLAXOSMITHKLINE GOLDMAN SACHS
       
IKEA JOHN LEWIS PWC WALMART

If you are interested in finding out more about our Colourshapes game please fill out the form, or call us on:

+44 (0) 20 3290 1473

Elite Training will not pass your contact details on to any third parties.

 

 

Follow us

Contact

Elite Training European Ltd

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3290 1473

Email: info@elitetraining.co.uk

Twitter

EliteTrainingEU RT @fusionforenergy: A crown of concrete and doors of steel to create a shield for the biggest fusion machine. Discover the construction pr…

© 2017 Elite Training European Ltd. All Rights Reserved | Website Design by SE24MEDIA

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.

The cart is empty