You can’t rush a team through facilitation, so how do you keep momentum going between sessions? The team can answer and discuss these questions during their regularly scheduled meetings. They can be answered quickly; another meeting can be called to address the issues further, if needed. If unhealthy or disquieting conflict arises, the discussion can be postponed until the team facilitator is called back in.
Before regularly scheduled meetings ask each team member answers one of the following questions. The leader or another member can select a question or repeat a question at each meeting. This is a chance to practice what is learned during each Everything DiSC or Five Behaviors session, so facilitators might want to ask the team to come up with questions for each day or week until their next session.
- What’s one strength I (or each member) bring(s) to the team?
- What’s one accomplishment I’ve achieved since the last meeting? (It does not have to directly affect the team. It can be personal.)
- What’s one thing I’ve done for the team this month? Examples: started an assigned task, reflected about a personal attitude or trait, increased your capacity/ability/learning.
- What’s one hope you have for this team?
- How has the team been successful this year?
- Identify one thing our team could do better.
- Offer one suggestion for improving trust among team members.
- Share a fear you have about this team.
- What’s one thing you’re proud of right now?
- Describe a time when you felt the most frightened.
- What was your first job? Your worst job?
- Other than your parents, who had the greatest positive impact on you? What did the person do? How did you feel about it?
- What are you most proud of professionally?
- What is a mistake you made professionally that you wish you had a do-over on?
- Describe a mistake you made and how you responded and recovered.
- Suggest a topic or issue we should confront but never seem to get around to or perhaps actively avoid.
- Share something you’ve been thinking about since the last Everything DiSC or Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team session.
- What’s one thing people might not expect from you, knowing your DiSC style?
- What’s one behavior you want help working on or practicing during the next month?
Author: Kristeen Bullwinkle