Divided or Diversified?


  • To encourage discussion of individual preferences in a nonthreatening situation
  • To promote acceptance of differences
  • To encourage laughter and playful discussion


The activity is helpful as a beginning look at diversity in the workplace.


Any group at any level


Twenty to forty-five minutes

Handouts, Materials, and Equipment

  • An assortment of familiar objects, such as balls, Frisbee® rings, whistles, colored paper clips, etc. The objects chosen should have one or more similarities and one or more differences. For instance, the rubber balls should be a variety of colors, sizes, textures, ...

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