Working together in a better way

This exercise will boost teamwork and cooperation by clarifying what a smooth, effective, and gratifying collaboration is.

  1. Spread out the Dialoogle cards. Have participants pair up with someone they don’t know very well.
  2. Each participant chooses three cards to describe:
    a. Smooth collaboration
    b. Effective collaboration
    c. Gratifying collaboration
  3. In pairs they describe their choices to each another.
  4. Now, they must each illustrate their choices through concrete examples. 
They must write down their examples on three sheets of paper – a., b. and c. And match them with their picture cards.
  5. Now each participant finds a new partner and present their cards and examples. If new examples and ideas come up, they  should be added to the sheets.
  6. Hang alle the sheets and picture cards on the wall or place them on the floor in three sections – a., b. and c.
  7. Now all participants are given time to study the three sections of pictures and examples.
  8. Form new groups of four people. Each group chooses what they believe is the best picture with examples from each section to illustrate how team collaboration can become better and stronger in the future.
  9. The groups present their choices to the entire team and place their cards and sheets on the floor afterwards.
  10. Finally participants place themselves by the solution they like the best.
  11. Now you will be able to decide what action to take – and
    WHO does WHAT and WHEN!

In small groups of two or three persons, participants can do the first part of the exercise alone.



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