A Breath of
1. To air issues and problems between two work teams.
2. To improve inter-team relations.
Two teams of 10 or more.
A large room for the general session and one break-out room.
Easel, flipcharts, markers, and tape or push pins.
1. The facilitator gives a briefing on the process of the meeting and a
talk on the need for quality inter-team relationships (10–15
2. The facilitator tells the teams to meet separately and record
answers to the following questions:
• How would the other team characterize our team?
• How would we characterize them?
3. The teams complete the task.
4. The teams reassemble and present their lists. The facilitator gives
a short briefing on reacting to the lists and tells the group that the
only reaction that’s okay is questioning for clarification (10
5. The teams begin by having a reporter read the answers to each
question (20 minutes).
6. The process is repeated for the second group (20 minutes).
7. The answer sheets are exchanged and the teams are directed to
return to their separate work areas and formulate responses to
both lists (30 minutes).
8. The teams reassemble and present their responses (30 minutes).