Side Switch

Networking - 5 mins

What’s It For? Connecting people based on shared interest

Who’s It for? Groups of 8+

Time Needed: 5-minutes

Materials Needed: List of questions (see our suggestions below)

A simple and fun way to help people see who they share similar interests with amongst the group. People can then build on these relationships moving forwards.

Struggling to think of questions to ask. Have a look at some of our suggestions here.

  • Do you have children?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Do you have a degree?
  • Do you like rollercoasters?
  • Do you play an instrument?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Do you like marmite?
  • Do you have a secret talent?

Step By Step:

  1. Prepare your questions and split the team in half. Inform people that one half are now the ‘yes’ side and the other the ‘no’ side.

  2. Read each of the questions aloud to the group, asking people to move to the side that reflects their answer. E.g. If the question is ‘Have you have graduated from university?’ the people that have done would move to the yes side.

  3. Allow a few seconds for people to look at the other members of the group they are standing with. Recognising that they now share commonalities that can be built on and turned into deeper relationships in the future.

  4. Repeat the same process until all the questions have been answered.