Participants: Aino, Linda, Klaus, Oana, Lisbeth, Christiane, Cyril
Appreciative Questions, from one person to the other
Idea: find a common positive ground, appreciate each other. The people asking each other adds to the team character.
Each person on a post-it
Let people say it out loud afterwards and collect it visible to all.
I give the team 10 minutes (+5 optional more) to find the common goal of this session:
Depending on the answers to the So that.. I ask into the motivation for that change even more…
and let them record their answers themselves.
Invite them for an experiment: Please get up… Here is a virtual line representing the achievement of your goal… Where one end is 0, <…> is not achieved/does not exists/… and the other end is ten, where everything is perfect w.r.t. <…> …
On this scale, where would you stand with respect to your goal?
People put themselves on the scale. Once this is done, ask each person (I tend to start from the lowest scale position to the highest), e.g.
This creates a shared picture of the team's perspective regarding the goal. It is all asked positively.
I tend to ask “what is a realistic timeframe for the change to happen?”, to use this for the next question.
Where would you like to be in … (e.g. 3 month)? Please position yourself there.
Then ask into the future, each person:
The idea is to create a shared picture of the desired future.
I then ask the team to write this all down on e.g. a mindmap.
Then I ask the team to think about
Detail small observable successes
I finish with another appreciation round. e.g.
In our discussion we spoke about Actions. I tend not to ask for actions as the small steps should be detailed enough to guide the team towards their goal.
Klaus added “Julio Olalla's Formula”: