In my quest to offer something a little more creative than this I turned to the dictionary and found that there is such a word as "yesable", meaning "to agree to". Although I haven't heard the term in use before I like it, and came up with a quick idea which both virtual and in person teams might find useful, especially in brainstorming and/or prioritization.
Introduce the term "yesable" and its definition. Frame this conversation according to the opportunity or challenge you want to explore. For example, if you are eager to create some alignment around next steps with a project, the focus might be "What next steps are 'yesable'?
Grab a blank wall (real or virtual) and have people list out the next steps they are agreeing to. Putting these on post it notes (in person) will allow you to note similar next steps and prioritize them.
If you are facilitating virtually you may want to have people annotate on the screen according to different categories or first do a brainstorm and then categorize and prioritize as a team.
I'd love to hear how this goes for you and your team and what you find most yesable!
Tomorrow is our final post in this series. Hope you'll join us for Z.
With best wishes,
Potentials Realized - Leadership and Team Development, Coaching, Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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