Your team has all completed the Perspective exercise and you're getting ready to discuss the results with them. This is a great chance to build empathy, enhance trust and get tangible ideas for how to work best together as a group.
Get our Perspective discussion guide
We have a facilitators guide aimed at helping you build the agenda and run the conversation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and simply ask us for the Perspective discussion guide.
Schedule a call with our Perspective experts to discuss your results
We have a couple experts who are happy to have a call with you about your results and how to best run the conversation. We'll highlight the major risks and focus areas based on the mix of people on your team.
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Tips for running a great Perspective conversation
- Ensure everyone reads their personal Perspective and the team's results.
- Get everyone to speak in the first 5-10 minutes and ensure active participation from all team members throughout.
- If your team is unfamiliar with MBTI or Big 5 personality tests it can help to spend 10-20 minutes training them on the basic framework. Our discussion guide has some simple slides to help with this.
- For each dimension of the Team Report broadly follow a flow of a) Understand the differences on the team, b) Identify risks or implications of the mix of Perspectives, c) Brainstorm norms or solutions to mitigate the risks
- At the end of the conversation prioritize the top 3-5 norms the team should adopt and enshrine those using Team Pulse
Advanced tips for the hardcore
- Read all of the "Explore differences" tabs on the team report
- Spend the most team time on areas where you have a blind spot or the Structure dimension
- For the last 5-10 minutes ask each individual to reflect on the exercise and think up some behaviors they want to start taking to work best with the team. If you have insights on your team members walk around the room and seed ideas for them.
Don't worry this conversation won't make anyone look silly or focus too much on vague data. Get everyone talking about their needs and experiences and your whole team will thank you. It might even end in a big show of trust.