Breaking Ice with Two Truths and A Lie

Truth And A Lie

Workplaces are amazing. I would love to call it a home away from home. You spend most of your waking hours at this place called office.

At work, there are people with whom you click instantly and some others with whom you take time to gel. With everyone coming from different social backgrounds, it is amazing what 9 hours and feeling of belonging to a team can do to people. Colleagues to start with and moving on to a bit of friendship as time put its stamp on this unique relationship that we share with teammates at work.

So it was not a big surprise when Bhushan – who a social person by nature – wanted to introduce this game called “Two Truths and a Lie” at one of our continuous learning sessions.

Truth And A Lie

Bhushan, an avid book reader, and badminton player told us that it is a game that breaks the ice between teammates – old or new, did not matter. I think the Business Analyst him in wanted us to analyze how well we knew each other – a test that was interesting and intriguing at the same time.

I remember turning the memory pages in mind (as we were introduced to this game) about how well I knew my teammates. The game is very easy to play but has a lot of depth. It is truly an icebreaker that breaks barriers between teammates and brings them closer as a team (I am have always been secretly proud of how close-knit we are as a team and these team continuous sessions have played a major role in that).

Truth And A Lie

On a piece of paper, we were asked to write down two truths and one lie about ourselves. We then had to pass the sheet of paper to Bhushan who would collect these notes and read out loud to the team without telling the team which were the truths and which the lie. The team had to analyze or guess which sentence was the lie.

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