You are having a small dinner party. The initial guest list includes people who know each other very well. You suddenly remember that the last time they were over, it was, well, a little predictable.
You decide to have a little bigger party. You decide to allow some uncertainty, by inviting a few people you’ve only just met. You hope your old friends will treat the new people well (honor integrity).
Although it may seem a little forced (you don’t try to avoid forcing this time), you figure the best way for people to relate to the variety of old friends and newcomers is to get them actively involved. And the best way you can think of to do that is have everyone change seats every half hour. It’s not a very smooth transition, but it increases the independent connections. You are oddly surprised how much fun everyone seems to have.