Each team selects a manager. Then, standing in a circle, the rest of the team members are asked to hold hands with others that are not directly adjacent to them. Each person should be holding hands with two different people, forming a tangled mess. The team must then untangle themselves by following the instructions of the manager. None of the other team members are allowed to talk. Record the time it takes to untangle. Repeat the process, but this time remove the manager and let the team untangle themselves through communication and collaboration. Record the time; it should be faster.
Then try untangling in silence, and see what happens.
Be wary of team members taking advantage of the situation, and filing a sexual harassment lawsuit for the inevitable groping that will occur. It might be a good idea to videotape the exercise, to facilitate ensuing depositions.
Posted by Mike