Ken Jones, a pioneer in the budding field, is devising, simulating and demonstrating games, exercises and simulation over the past twenty years. His contribution to this innovative subject is seven books. In this book (book under review) Ken Jones has devised 48 icebreakers. This book is probably unique in its field.
What is icebreaker actually? The term icebreaker connotes to say that it is a vessel designed to clear a passage in frozen waters and open channels for communication. In a real life situation, the icebreakers are intended to deal with freeze situations, cold starts and nervous freezing. The objective is not only to break the ice but also to warm the environment.
The icebreakers in this book attempt to challenge the participants in a variety of ways – intellectual, artistic, diplomatic, managerial – all involving communication skills. The icebreakers are also designed to develop skills, create points for discussion or illustrate a situation. They can also be used to ease out the working environment wherein ice has formed