To get participants to share their opinions, encourage listening, and promote discussion in the group.
Divide the group into threes and assign numbers 1, 2, and 3 to each member.
Ask the odd members to be interviewers for a job as a bank manager (or a job title of your choice). And, the even number to be the candidate at the interview.
Ask the group to role-play this situation for 10 minutes.
Once they have completed this brings the group back together. Then ask a few groups to role-play this interview situation for the larger group. Use these simulations to guide your discussions.
This exercise also encourages questioning and listening skills within the group.
Did anyone feel uncomfortable doing this exercise? Is so, why?
How can we use this exercise for the rest of the training event?
Appropriate Time Required
Flexible, dependent on group size. Maximum time 15 minutes.