Creating a “Sunny” ClimateA Quick Team Exercise
If your team's climate has become dark and dreary, formal and forbidding, cold and cheerless, spend a few minutes at the end of your next meeting engaging the team in a brainstorming exercise designed to come up with ideas for climate change.
1. At the top of a sheet of flip chart paper or on a computer projection screen, write the words, “Ways to Create a Sunny Climate on this Team.”
2. Summarize the rules for brainstorming: no evaluation, lots of ideas, encourage wild ideas, build on other ideas.
3. Open the discussion and record each idea just as it is presented.
4. Discuss the list: clarify items, eliminate duplicates, combine ideas that naturally go together.
5. Rank order the list ...