- Approach: Organize an afternoon game to welcome a colleague back from maternity leave
- Time investment: 4 hours
- Costs: 10-50 euro
- Resources: Game rules on large sheet of paper / homemade game
- Element for success: The personal highlights of colleagues
"Freeeeeeeeeeze!” Serah calls through the house. All twenty-four colleagues quit the game. It becomes quiet for a moment. “Yes?” Valerie says. “I want to know something about this card. Tell me about your new job? ” "Okay, I've had to wait a long time, but now I'm an official coordinator," Valerie says cheerfully. There is an applause from the different groups. Serah smiles. "Aaah, I wouldn't want another coordinator," she says. "Un-freeeeeeeeeeze!” Serah shouts.
The game continues.
Can I have...
Each card contains a personal or work-related highlight of a colleague, with an accompanying photo. Four per person. It is intended to inform Serah of everything that has happened because she has been on maternity leave. The special moments and photos were collected by Valerie. Quite a few emails have been sent about this, but it has yielded interesting information. As you play, questions such as: “Can I get your driver's license back from Nienke?” or: "Can I have yours ... Jelijn's trip to Vietnam?" Meanwhile, Serah walks between the groups, on the floor in the kitchen, in the hallway and in a corner of the living room. When she sees an interesting card she shouts: "Freeeeeeeeeeze!" Then she can ask for an explanation about a highlight.
The center of attention
It had to be a playful meeting, Valerie thought. Gaming is not only fun for Serah, but also other colleagues
learn new things about each other. Most importantly, Serah is put in the spotlight. And she doesn't care being the center of attention. With a loud voice and a sense of drama, she urges her colleagues to say: “Freeeeeeeeeeze! Uira, tell us about King's Day?! ”