Configuring a room for a round robin activity at work
January 10, 2013 11:47 AM Subscribe
I want to set up an activity for some people I work with. There will be about 15-20 of us and basically I want it to be like speed dating only in this case, every person talks to every other person in the room for a set period of time. How would I set this up around a large conference table to make it easy for everyone to know where to go from person to person?
I'm organizing a networking meeting at work where the idea is that we all chat with each other in an organized way to ensure everyone has a chance to participate.
If it were standard speed dating with half men and half women it seems fairly easy: all the men take a seat and the women rotate around the room until they've met each men. This does't work for my scenario since I want every person to have a chance to talk to every other person but I'm having a hard time figuring out an easy way to set it up so that it's clear where each person starts and where the subsequent moves are.
Complicating factors: We'll be in a large conference room with a one large table and tons of chairs and I don't want to move furniture around. The exact number of people who will show up is unknown.
Based on what I can figure out, I think the basic idea is the same as a round robin activity, right? How does it work in practice for something like this?