Back Man passing hula hoop over every person in small group, as seen in group initiative called Through The Wringer

Through The Wringer

Fun group initiative that rewards action & creativity.

  • Playful & fun
  • Simple to execute
  • Promotes creativity
  • Fosters collaboration
  • Focus on goal-setting

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    Contributor Mark Collard

    User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (2)
    5.00 avg. rating (89% score) - 1 vote

    1. Jennifer

      I’ve been carrying this one around in my back pocket for a while and finally had the opportunity to try it out. I was asked to fill in at the last minute on a corporate event which turned out to be an employees and their spouses, mostly for fun, “get to know you” for 3 hours.
      We gave them lots of fun ways to make connections and learn names before breaking them into 4 teams. Wringer was their first team challenge. We gave them a 15 minute window to play. Each team self timed and just reported in. It was a hoot. Everyone appeared to be fully engaged; the creative juices were flowing, and we had people hugging each other (to get closer) that didn’t know each other just 60 minutes earlier. My favorite part was the laughter and ever louder cheers as the teams beat their own best times! thanks for this great activity.
      Here’s a link to video of one team, hope you can see it –

      • Mark Collard

        Thanks Jennifer – love the video, always useful to see the groups of other facilitators apply their wisdom to solve this fun problem.

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