The emotional working environment

Increase well-being in the workplace by talking about the emotional working environment and finding concrete solutions to problems in this area. This exercise focuses on both the implementation and evaluation of the proposed solutions.

  1. Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards in front of the group.
  2. Ask the participants to pair up with someone they do not work with every day.
  3. Ask each pair to choose two cards: One that reflects their perception of a healthy emotional work environment, and another that reflects what can be done to improve an unhealthy emotional work environment. Allow the groups plenty of time for discussion.
  4. Ask each pair to team up with another pair and present their chosen picture cards to each other.
  5. Have the participants form larger groups of eight to ten and ask them to place the cards representing a healthy emotional work environment in one pile and the cards representing solutions in another.
  6. Ask each of the groups to choose three picture cards from the ‘healthy work environment’ pile.
  7. Ask each of the groups to choose three picture cards from the ‘solutions’ pile.
  8. Have the groups present the chosen cards to all the participants.
  9. Discuss the state of your emotional work environment. Which solutions can be implemented right away?
  10. Agree on how these solutions should be implemented in the workplace: Who does what and when?
  11. Make sure to frequently evaluate the progress of the implementation process.

The size of the groups in the last part of the exercise can be varied.



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