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Note: For this workshop, a certain level of trust within your team should already be established.
Basic trust is cultivated during adultness within the family and enhanced by the person’s experiences in school, friendship, colleagueship and love. It requires self-confidence because trusting yourself is the necessary precondition to trust anyone else.
The renowned psychologist Prof. Peter Gollwitzer recommends If-Statements to increase self-discipline and willpower on the way to the goal or in our case on the way to self-confidence.
If-then conditions are particularly suitable for situations in which you want to act and react with more self-confidence. Having thought of the situation and possible reactions in advance makes it easier for the person to act towards the behavior that leads to the desired outcome and gives them more self-confidence to face the situation.
Overview: Team members share situations in which they feel self-conscious and possible courses for action.
Goal: Leverage the existing trust in your team and increase it further.
In this workshop, some sensitive topics might come up. To have the most positive outcome and make every team member as comfortable as possible, let’s define some conversation rules right before we start.
Here are some examples for possible conversation rules:
This should be a challenging situation at work, including other people or themselves. Only give examples if the team members can’t come up with anything. In case you need them, here are some examples:
Here are some examples for If-Statements:
Tip: Since this is the most sensitive step in the workshop, make sure to point out the rule codex you agreed on beforehand.
Example “Trust is strenghtened when people share sensitive topics with others and get understanding, compessionate reactions. This way they feel heard and valued. The feeling that others are willing to share their struggles also increases feelings of trust.”
Didn’t go as expected? Check out the following tips.
Some situations in which team members feel self-conscious are not their responsibility to changeSometimes there are difficult situations in the work context or between team members. In some of these occasions it should be the responsibility of the team, to make their collegue feel better in that situation and support them. Be aware that there are situations where one needs help from others and can’t change it on their own.