The landscape of work today is amazing. From those who WFA – Work From Anywhere, to those who go to a traditional office with walls, to those who go to an office but are in a hotelling space. The “What’s Outside your Window” may take people to a window that looks outside, or a window that looks out of their conference room.
In the digital space we only have a very small window into the world of our colleagues. Helping to expand that window is key in terms of getting a sense of their context, as well as the reality of the workspace.
When I published Effective Virtual Conversations back in 2017, I had been using this quick introductory exercise of asking “What’s outside your window?” for several years. Now many more years later upon asking group after group, I’m still amazed by how this simple question creates new connections and a new energy to our remote work.
Recently I’ve had people join us from planes, and trains, and of course their office. Technology has made mobile conversations part of the everyday experience for some, and for others still something that is “out there”. Regardless of where you are, my guess is we have a type of support that could help you further augment your conversations. Consider joining me for the next Virtual Facilitation Essentials program, which kicks off in about 10 days (and starts with new groups every few months). We’ll be taking a deeper look at some of the “Bells and Whistles” you can be incorporating into your work.
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