Overview

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.

  1. Introduce the exercise. Ask each participant to choose a card that represents the oncoming change in the workplace.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?”
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. When the topic has been discussed thoroughly, ask each participant to choose an image that represents what they have gained from the discussion.
  9. 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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