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Celebrate, Shed, Conquer: Kickstart Your Team's New Year (Free Activity Included!)

Here's a #TuesdayTip!

Looking for a way to jumpstart your team into the new year?

Give this activity - 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲, 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗱, 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿 - a try. It was developed by Frances Frei.

I like it because:

➡️ It looks at the year we just finished as well as the year ahead

➡️ It looks at what we're doing well and what we can change

➡️ It's quick (unless you include the optional brainstorming of course)

➡️ It gets everyone talking and contributing

➡️ It's an activity that always sparks good conversation.

I've adapted the original activity slightly for use with a team in the New Year. But make it your own! Adjust the questions as you'd like so they fit your team's needs.

🔸 What is one thing you want to 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲, about us as a team?

🔸 What is one thing we should 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗱 as we head into the new year?

🔸 What is one thing we need to 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿 as we work together?

Here's a good way to use these questions:

✔️ Share the questions and ask team members to think about them and then to write/type their answers somewhere they can refer to them.

✔️ Go around the group and ask each person to share their answer to the first question. What do they want to celebrate?

✔️ Look for themes that emerge and take a few moments to celebrate the team's accomplishments.🎉

✔️ Do the same for each of the next two questions taking them one at a time. As they answer, ask team members to explain their answers so everyone understands what's behind their suggestion and how the team will benefit.

✔️ Optional: If time allows, prioritize the lists developed for 'shed' and 'conquer' and brainstorm actions the team can take to achieve the top 1-3 ideas.

👉 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲 - To maximize contributions and unique ideas, have everyone write their thoughts individually before sharing, otherwise they will unintentionally be influenced by one another's thoughts before stating their own.


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