This exercise may help visualise the right direction for the future of your career, especially in connection with outplacement.
Lay out the Dialoogle Pocket cards on the table in front of your conversation partner.
Ask them to choose a card that reflects something about themselves and ask them to tell you about it. Ask them to elaborate certain elements by asking questions such as: “What other details in the image tells me something about you?”
Ask them to choose a card that symbolises their dream in connection with their career in the future.
Once they have presented both the chosen images, place them on the table in front of your conversation partner one meter apart. Connect the two images with a piece of string.
Ask your conversation partner to place a pen across the string to indicate how close they are to realising their dream. This is one way of visualising how close they are to realising their dream.
Ask about the pen’s placement, e.g. “What would help you get closer to realising your dream?” and “What would be the next step?”
You can move the pen during the conversation in order to stimulate the conversation and thought process.
Finally, agree on what they should do in preparation for your next appointment.
Ask them to photograph the pen’s placement between the two images. The photo can motivate them and remind them of the steps they need to take to realise their dream.
Having the conversation in a place with enough room to lay out the Magnum cards on the floor is recommended. Moving around while discussing your choices energises the process. Connect the two images with 2-3 metres of rope and ask your conversation partne