There are lots of requests for simple icebreakers and I came across a really stupid one that might work. It is based on the Star Wars popularity and more fun than anything else. The best news is that it takes only a couple of minutes and people will laugh about it.

Here's the rules you can post as a transparency:

Create Your Star Wars Name

First Name: First 2 letters of your last name + first 3 letters of your first name

Last Name: First 2 letters of your Boss' first name + first 3 letters of the city you were born in.


Thus, for Scott Simmerman who works for Joan Simmerman and was born in Vineland NJ, it becomes SISCO JOVIN

You can obviously customize this to match your organization, such as refering to the department in which people work as opposed to the boss's first name and the like. It is stupid, but engaging. Best of all, it does not take much time and is useful when people are expecting some dumb way to get things rolling

The basic theme was contributed to Swenny's E-Mail Funnies by Eric Hernandez, Pleasanton, CA

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