# A Dog and a Bone The activity: – Choose 8 volunteers from your class and ask them to leave the room (and try and move them out of site of the activity).

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A Dog and a Bone The activity: – Choose 8 volunteers from your class and ask them to leave the room (and try and move them out of site of the activity). The rest of the group can remain in the room and observe – Invite one person to come back into the room and tell them the rules of the activity. The name of the game is The Dog and Bone. Explain that you are going to show them a picture. They have 20 seconds to memorise the picture – during that time they must do nothing else but look at the picture and memorise it. After the 20 seconds are up you are going to remove the picture and give them a further 20 seconds to draw a copy of the picture onto the first blank sheet. – Count 20 seconds then ask the first participant to finish. When they have completed their drawing (or the 20 seconds are up) you can invite them to sit down and observe the rest of the activity. – Repeat this process for the remaining 7 participants (inviting them one at a time to come back into the class) but for each new participant use the drawing last completed by the previous participant. On each occasion remember to say that the name of the game is The Dog and Bone. The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate the problems associated with large groups and the quality of communication. It is attempting to simulate the same outcome as a Chinese Whisper activity. Diseconomies of scale – the activity mimics some of the issues relating to size of the organisation. The larger the chain of command the more an order can become altered or misinterpreted and hence a reduction in the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. Click to start show

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Jack: A dog and a bone

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Daisy: A dog Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Sophie: A dog Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? James W: An animal Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Will: An alien? Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Lily: I wasnt sure Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? James G: I wasnt sure Click to continue

What did you think the picture that you memorised was showing? Hope: Either and animal or a vegetable Press Esc to leave show

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