In this exercise everyone in the group grabs a chair and takes a seat in the room. The trainer selects one participant to stand up and walk as far away from his original chair as possible. Now it’s up to the participant to reclaim his seat. He does this by slowly walking back to his original chair. The rest of the group tries to prevent this from happening by letting someone else take the chair before the walking participant can take it for himself. The person standing up goes as quickly as possible to the empty chair. The moment someone rises from his current seat he is not allowed to reseat himself in that same chair. Now the seat, that the walking participant tried to claim, is taken he now has to pursue the new seat that is now empty. During this exercise the group is not allowed to communicate. The walking participant moves towards the new empty chair to take his seat. Unfortunately right before he gets there the seat gets taken by someone else. The walking participant redirects himself towards the new empty chair. Another participant quickly occupies that chair and the walking participant is forced to change directions again. Against their intentions, two participants stand up. It is not allowed to sit on the chair you came from and it’s also not allowed to verbally communicate. This means the two have to intuitively decide who takes the empty chair the walking participant is approaching and who takes the other chair. The walking participant now easily takes the new empty chair. A new participant runs from the other side of the room to the empty chair. He claims the seat before the walking participant can end his turn. The walking participant moves to the other side of the room to sit down on the currently empty chair. While he does so, four participants stand up. Because they are not allowed to sit on their original seats confusion ensues. The walking participant easily sits down on one of the four empty seats, ending his turn. The participant that has left the chair the walker took place is now the new walker. He starts at the other side of the room and will try to claim the new empty chair. He starts walking slowly towards the empty chair. The other participants try to prevent him from sitting down by taking the chair before he can do it himself. When the group gets better at the exercise you can instruct the participant that’s currently walking to increase his speed to make the exercise more challenging. Through the exercise the group gets better at feeling when to leave their seat. The trainer guides the team and applies variations. What kind of variations you can read below this video on YouTube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Click on the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new video each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve co operation and communication.