Changes in the workplace
Group conversation about subjects that are important to the individual and the group as a whole. This exercise helps to cope with changes in the workplace.
Before the meeting starts, use a long piece of rope to shape a heart on the floor. The heart must be big enough to contain a card from each participant. Lay out the Dialoogle Magnum cards outside of the heart. You are allowed to use more than one set of Magnum cards.
- Introduce the exercise. Ask each participant to choose a card that represents the oncoming change in the workplace.
- Ask around the room who wants to be the first to present their card. Once a participant has finished their presentation, ask them to place the chosen card inside the heart shape on the floor.
- When four or five participants have presented their cards, ask if anyone has any additions or questions. All participants are free to ask questions during the exercise.
- When the energy dies out, ask the participants questions like: ”Are you each able to choose an image that symbolises what the change will mean to you personally?”
- When interesting views are introduced, encourage elaboration by asking questions like: ”Do any of you perceive this differently?” or “Have you considered why you have this perception of…?”
If a participant is reluctant to take part, try asking them directly if they can find a place in the ‘puzzle’ where their card fits in with the previously discussed images.
- Put aside the cards outside of the heart shape. Ask the participants to stand around the heart and look at expressions of the cards as a whole. Ask them what they see.
- Ask a volunteer to stand next to the card that symbolises an action the group can take to ensure a smooth transition of the changes that are about to be implemented – or another thing that the participants have deemed important. Once one participant has presented his choice, ask for a new volunteer.
- When the topic has been discussed thoroughly, ask each participant to choose an image that represents what they have gained from the discussion.
- Tell the participants that they can download their chosen image free of charge from the Dialoogle website and use it as a reminder of the results of the exercise.
Divide the heart shape into to equal halves if you want to categorise/differentiate the expressions – e.g. by level of influence or whether the expressions are rooted in the past or the future. You may choose to let the participants decide what the two ha
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