If you’re like me, you’ve probably already started to reflect on 2018’s “Yey! I can’t believe we pulled that off!” moments and “Yikes, what were we thinking?” moments.
This is a good thing!
In my humble opinion, if we all took stock more regularly, we’d face less frustrating moments and be able to handle future ones with more laughter, ease, and grace.
So, have you thought about taking stock with your team?
This doesn’t have to be anything too complicated. For some teams, a simple round-table at a team meeting is all that’s needed to do the trick.
Here are a few questions to help you run this exercise or inspire you to come up with your own questions that might work for your team.
What went well this year?
- Having people share what they’re most proud of is an amazing way to celebrate successes together and learn more about what everyone values.
What made you grow this year?
- This is a wonderful question to help people acknowledge the challenges they faced, while keeping them focused on the great learning opportunities contained within those difficult moments.
What do you want for 2019?
- Yes, its a broad question. Some people may share personal goals, and some may share work goals. It’s all good. The purpose here is sharing and connecting.
If you think this might be something your team would enjoy, consider sending out the questions in advance, for the introverts and deep thinkers ;)
And don’t forget to include an inspiring introduction about why you want to do this exercise. What do you hope people will get out of sharing their responses? Nothing too heavy or formal, just a little direction and vision so that your team can understand your hopes and positive intentions.
Whatever you do with your team for the holidays, I wish you moments that help you connect, laugh, and cringe (in a good way)… and that you keep on crushin’ it together in 2019!