Work around perspectives can be invaluable for team members and this activity helps team members look at current situations -challenges or opportunities – from a multitude of perspectives.
Get the team to identify one challenge or opportunity they want to look at. Write that down so everyone is clear on what the focus is. Then have the team reflect and share their insights around each of these questions:
- What’s the current view on this situation?
- If we moved up to the 30,000 foot view, what would that look like?
- If you got granular (or right in the sand or weeds) around this issue, what do you notice? What are you seeing at this level that you can’t when you are looking at it from above?
- What’s at the core?
- What’s the most valuable perspective to stand in around this issue?
- From this perspective, what’s important to note?
- What are our next steps from this place?
Enjoy the conversation! AND I hope that you have enjoyed the series. Stay tuned as we turn our attention back to virtual team leadership issues, collaboration and coaching for the month of February. Stay tuned!
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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