|Seeing is Believing
"What you see is what you get!"
Your vision of how the team might work
To create a community spirit within work teams such that
all individuals have the opportunity to realise their personal
potential as a team member.
This experiential event heightens the team's awareness
of individual needs, and provides an opportunity for you
to take responsibility for meeting your own individual needs
in a supportive atmosphere.
The experience builds upon relationships within existing
work groups. The precise format and content are determined
by the team members themselves.
Unlike corporate visioning, which is concerned with mission
and goals, team process visioning relates to how people
interact as team members. It uses the five senses firstly
in relation to how things are at present, then how they
could be. This procedure is completed by individuals, then
by the team as a whole building upon individual work. The
event itself provides "live" circumstances upon
which the team may build.
Individual experience during the event can be enhanced
back on the job by Action Centred Learning using the team
as a resource.
This Blessing uses real events in the team's history, in addition to
the "here and now" to identify areas for improvement
concerning team member interaction. Members are given a
continuous opportunity for feedback, thus creating a specification
for individual and team change. Complete autonomy is encouraged
in order that the client group may "coach" other
teams back at work with whom they interact, thus contributing
to a potential learning organisation.
Seeing Is Believing!
The Visioning Process (Try this for yourself today)
yourself with the process firstly consider a problematic domestic or
social activity or situation in which you interact with
others. In your mind's eye "be there" in that
activity and jot down a few adjectives to describe what
you see, hear, feel, touch or intuite.
2. In the middle of a blank page write down one word which summarises this situation
3. Chunk up! That
is, ask yourself the first question below once; and
then the second question as many times as you wish.
The higher you go the better. Write your one sentence
answers one above the other starting in the very centre
of the page.You will know in your Heart when you have climbed
to your summit. Don't be constrained by the top of the physical
page. Done properly this is not an easy excercies. Take
time -- not to think -- to feel!.
Individuals may choose to share their experience of
this process with the group, without necessarily disclosing
- What do you want instead?
- What would that do for you?
4. Now that
you are familiar with the process, as a team, select a problematic work task or one which could be imporved with which everyone is involved.
5. As individuals
think of an adjective which accurately describes the overall
process of team member interactions when this task is being
worked on. The team should decide whether to share their
adjectives or not. This process then becomes information
in and of itself.
6. Chunk up as
before. This time however chunk down
is starting with your first upward chunk,
ask the following question successively until you get
to a point at which you feel or know you could take action now. Write your one sentence answers one
below the other down the page. Through time at your place
of work once you have brought about the intended outcome
of your first action move on up the list to your starting
point. Again, done properly this is not easy. It
should not be rushed. You may experience a number of emotions
and thoughts as you progress.
- 1. What is stopping me getting it? That is -- the first
upward chunk you noted down.(and so on up the chunks through
- Write down successively detailed answers to the above
question for the first chunk only. Further chunks may
be considered during your next time together as a team.
Continue until you arrive at a blockage level at which
you feel you can answer the question "What can
I DO about it
Together with others as necessary of course. Tell others
what you propose before taking action. You may decide
to share this page with your team for example. Sharing
is a first step in community as we all know but little
realise -- that is to say, make it Real!
7. Now, refer
to your "inner picture" of how this task is carried
out at present. What / who do you see, hear, touch?. Jot down a few key words under each heading.
Take time to "be there" in your imagination: what
is, or is not going on for you and why? Try to "be"
each of the other people with whom you work on this task.
How do they affect you, how do you think you affect them?
Make some notes.
8. Now visualise
how you would like team member interaction to be in the
future using the information you have just generated. Be
specific in what you would like to see, hear, feel and "sense". Who might help you to bring your vision
about, and how? Consider aspects you would like to build
upon and areas you would like to see an improvement in.
You will have the opportunity to share this information
with the team if you wish.
make your vision come alive, you have to put yourself in
the picture. This is done by letting go, and letting the
artist who is inside us all paint the picture for you! This
way we find out who we really are! Don't believe it? That's
negative, think positive, think
|The Way We Are:
||Team Process/Role Audit
||The Need for Change
|"I See" Said
the Blind Man:
||The Visioning Process
|Strike a Light!
|Can You See Me?
||Shared Team Vision
|I Can See Clearly Now!