Uncover individual qualities in the team and get an overview of the combined strengths and competencies of the team.
Lay out the Dialoogle Magnum cards on the floor.
Ask all participants to choose three images that reflect their most significant personal quality, e.g. I am creative, I am good with routines, I am good with people. Discuss what can be perceived as a personal quality while the team walks around and looks at the images.
Ask the participants to briefly present one of their chosen images to the group. Questions or comments are not allowed during the presentations.
When all participants have presented their image, ask them to hold up their card in front of them, so that the others can ask questions or comment on them. As the moderator of the process you may begin by enquiring about the more abstract presentations: “You are good at keeping a broad view of things. Can you elaborate on what that means?”, “You are good at keeping track of details. Try to give an example of a situation where that is an important quality.”, “You perform better under pressure. Can you give an example?”, etc.
When everyone has had the opportunity to ask questions and comment, ask the participants to bring all their chosen cards and have the group move to a different location, e.g. another corner, room or go out into the courtyard. Ask the participants to place their cards so you can all look at them as a whole: The team’s combined personal qualities.
Now, everyone can ask questions about images that have not previously been discussed, e.g. “Who chose this picture of a bonfire? I’d like to know more!”
Ask about the team’s combined strengths: “Are there any surprises? How do these qualities compliment each other? Are there any qualities that we, as a team, can make better use of than we are at the moment?”. Continue to ask similar questions.
Conclude with questions like: “What characterises our leadership team when we look at these qualities combined? What is important to communicate to our employees?”, etc.
It may be a good idea to agree that everything that is discussed during the exercise is confidential.