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In this exercise your team gains a better insight on what proactive behavior feels like and how it applies to the team’s context. Team members will learn to identify opportunities for proactive behavior and take away the first ideas on how to transform the teamwork.
Team routines are recurring activities that teams often don’t reflect much about, as they appear so usual. Every routine can entail some aspects that are good for the team and others that are not. Upon closer inspection the latter can lead to long-term problems for the organisation or, when changed, might result in a more effective way of working.
Goal: Create awareness for both visible and unvisible “routines” & create conscious for what could be improved.
Overview: We’ll review some of our routines and (…) Consider changing daily routines proactively by discussing and presenting them to the team.
Everyone / every group now has about 15 minutes to refelct on the following questions:
Tip: Make sure the questions are visible for the team during that task.
After every routine has been presented, ask the team to talk about:
Example“I hope that this workshop has inspired you to use proactive behavior in the workplace to initiate even small changes that can have an impact on future results. Try to make this kind of reflection part of your personal routine and take responsibility to make this workplace the one that you’d like to work in.”
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Team can’t think of improvement ideasTo foster creativity, you can create a thought experiment for the team: Would the routine still work if a) the team was 3x the size, b) there was only half the time for it? Probably not. How would the routine need to be changed to work?