5 - 15 minutes
Purpose/Objectives - Quick Description
Share your team’s information with the group in 4 short memorable phrases - thereby building new bonds and leveraging an ever-growing network
- As players/participants enter the room or begin the round/exercise, they spend four minutes writing their 4 phrase resume.
- That’s it. 4 phrases. They can cover any point in their life and any type of event. There are no restrictions. What each person chooses to write about in their 4 phrases is part of the exercise since participants tend to focus on vastly different (or scarily similar) elements
- In People Science groups (or if PS teams are unavailable, groups of two to four) participants then review each others’ resumes and discuss intriguing pieces or questions
- The group should then try to identify common history and background (e.g., previous companies, people they know, skills, experiences, hobbies, education)
- Document this information and pass to knowledge weaver. The information should then be built into the rest of the event.
- Piece of paper/index card and pen for each participant
- Instructions written up clearly on a flipchart or whiteboard
- With a team that works together regularly, instead of a professional resume, make it a personal one
- Collect all the resumes, and at the end of the day hold a “Guess who?” contest - e.g., Who played basketball with Magic Johnson in college?
- 5 minute version - don’t have them write anything. Just get in small groups and have them share their 2 sentence audible resume
- Give categories for each of the 4 parts of the resume phrases. I.e. Biggest accomplishment, biggest failure, high school skills you are still using, how income disparity is impacting your business, etc.
- Use this detailed overview of creating your 4 lines as inspiration: http://bit.ly/1FzdgSF
People Science Data Capture:
- Collect all resumes and input to profiles for each player
- If players are entering info directly into devices - do real time display on dashboard
4-phrase resume, 5 - 15 minutes, energizer, history, ice breaker, networking, resume, small groups, teambuilding