In this simple warm-up activity, the participants can reveal and exchange their attitudes toward different topics from trivial things like food preferences to more crucial topics like their perspectives on the current project. The impact and power of this exercise heavily depend on the questions asked. Therefore it can either just be an entertaining icebreaker or even a firestarter for insightful discussions concerning your project.
Take your time to think of 5 – 10 questions to ask your team in the next step. You can start with really insignificant ones like “How much do you like ice cream?” and get closer to more project related questions as for example “How confident are you about the project being finished in time?”. Be sure to formulate each question in a way that they can be answered somewhere between the contrasting poles “Not at all” and “Absolutely”.
Ask your questions one after another and let them place their symbols (your personal FigJam stamps work well) somewhere on the line between the two extremes depending on their own opinion. Allow discussions where they occur but always try to moderate and move on to the next question if you notice they lead to nothing or get too heated up.