This is a great exercise to learn more about your team; to find out more about each other’s concerns and dreams and, importantly, what you can do to support them.
I attended a get together / workshop style event in which we discussed how we could support each other in our day to day lives. I'd like to share with you the exercise that we did. Its beauty is how simple it is and how it focuses on how we can help each other.
(Thank you to Jimmy Skowronski who brought this activity to my attention)
How to Do It
As a group, but working individually, we looked at the items that our friends had written down and thought of ways we could support them.
When we thought of something, we put the action against our name and underneath the individual we were going to help.
You can discuss with the individual what they have written and why – all with the aim of working out how you can support them. The whole process took 30 minutes.
The only rule - you must write something down in everyone’s box
What did we have at the end of 30 minutes?
So, have we followed up on our actions? Some have and some are still working towards them; it’s a living document in which we can reflect on and think if we supporting our community and helping them achieve their dreams.
We hope that you like this technique, and have success in using it!
Thanks to Steve Trapps for publishing this
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