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Intent or purpose: 
This is a fun energizer that can be used to help participants to experience a change process that is quite counter - intuitive.
Used as component of: 
This method is best used as an introduction to change processes.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
15 - 3 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
medium as people are doing things but are following directions.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
None
Resources Needed: 
None
Pre-Work Required: 
None
Procedures: 

<b>Context</b><br>
1. We are going to use a physical exercise as an introduction to the experience of change. This will be a little silly but then sometimes change is experienced as silly,<br><br>
<b>Steps</b><br>
2. <i>(This should be told in a funny way as it is a joke.)</i> The management team has decided for the improvement of communications the names of directions will be changed. This will help us to become aware of directions in a new way.<br>
3. The traditional directions are <b>up</b> <i>(point up)</i>, <b>down</b> <i>(point down)</i>, <b>left</b> <i>(point left) </i>, <b>right</b> <i>(point right)</i>, <b>front</b> <i>(point foward)</i>, and <b>back</b> <i>(point backward)</i>. <br>
4. The new directions are <b>up</b> <i>(point foward)</i>, <b>down</b> <i>(point right),</i>, <b>left</b> <i>(point backward)</i>, <b>right</b> <i>(point up)</i>, <b>front</b><i>(point left)</i>, and <b>back</b> <i>(point down)</i>.<br>
5. We now want to practice with these directions. Please point in the appropriate directions when I say them. Ready?<br>
6. Left, right, left, up, up, front, down, left, back. <i>(Continue for a while.)</i><br>
7. Do a debrief about the experince of change.

How flexible is the process?: 
not very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Shared by Pamela Luton-Bowers at a meeting of a IAF Europe taskforce.
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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