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Creating a Positive Team Climate: 20 Practical Ideas by Glenn Parker

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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 ...

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