This month I have been sharing different activities virtual and remote teams may consider integrating into their work. If you didn’t take a look at last week’s post on Creating Virtual Team Culture, take a look at it now.
Today’s post invites you to consider integrating appreciations in your work as a virtual team. What are the pauses you have created so people can thank others and acknowledge them for their strengths?
Peer feedback is often found to be more valuable and impactful that feedback from a superior or other.
To facilitate this activity, make sure you have adequate time. It may take 15 minutes or more. If you have a larger team (8 or more) have people work in triads (use breakouts for this if you are virtual – which is likely).
One at a time, have someone in the “appreciation seat”. Their colleagues are asked to share:
- What is an example when I have seen you at your best this week/this month/this quarter?
- I see one of your strengths as….
- I appreciate….
This should then be rotated so each person gets a chance to receive feedback.
This exercise can also be added onto by discussion around additional questions such as:
- One thing I wish you would do more of is….
- I can rely on you for…
- One request I have for you is….
This can provide space for more support and difficult conversations.
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