Ways to push engagement during meetings

Orlando Team Building Experts Help Get Your Team Members Talking!

Sharon Fisher, an Orlando team building expert at Play With A Purpose, talks about some of the ways you can create conversation pieces around your office, and encourage your team to discuss and converse.

“Some quick ideas on ways you might push some engagement throughout the whole meeting and just set it up in a different way. One way is to use visual…I’ll just call them bulletin boards, for lack of a better word. But instead of putting flags or banners or decorations or a tree in your hallway, create conversation areas. Create places where people can gather. There’s something interesting to see, or to look at, or to read, or to discuss, and then have people gather around that.

For instance, one meeting was about leadership and they were working on leadership skills. Prior to the meeting, they asked everybody to think about ‘What does leadership mean to you, and what are the traits that go into being a really great, strong leader? Then create a word cloud, which is basically the words just up and down, and diagonal and different colors and different fonts, all in a different shape. Create a word cloud, and there’s programs on the computer you can use to do that, but create a word cloud, using all words that are leadership traits, leadership skills, or things that good leaders do.’

They had people do those and submit those. They printed them all up, put them up on the giant board, and so during coffee breaks, people could go out and they could look at all the different words and all the different things that they thought that other people felt made a good leader. It led to some really interesting conversations.”


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