Even though we may be meeting, we might not really know what everyone is focusing on. In this activity which I call – What’s on your desk? – each individual gets to share what is on their desk. Figuratively and literally. This can be a very powerful connector for people who work together on a virtual team.
It’s also fun to give people a visual “snapshot” of what their desk looks like. Our desks can tell a lot about who we are and how we approach work. From what we have visible – trinkets and photos, to what our desk looks like, it can be a fun connection activity. So for example, if you are working with a virtual team, each person can take a snapshot of their desk and post it during the meeting on your shared whiteboard, or have them send it ahead of time. You could even get people to guess whose desk is whose.
When might you be able to incorporate What's On Your Desk?
Have a great Thursday,