In this week’s video, Matt Smith shows a simple yet AMAZING exercise to help fix most office drama. This is when all the lovely people at your work suddenly find themselves hating on projects, hating on each other, and hating on people in charge.
Use this exercise when:
- People are NOT communicating well.
- There’s a lot of he said / she said drama. – There is an unspoken frustration about a project.
- There Mixed opinion about how well things are going.
- When it seems like people are public supporters but private critics of your leadership
EXAMPLE 1: We use this exercise with clients. Let’s say they hired us for a new logo / branding system. Inevitably there will be people who think that a new logo is a bad idea, that the timing is bad, or that the old logo was just fine. So this exercise help facilitate communication and get everyone on the same page. IT’S LIKE MAGIC!!!!
EXAMPLE 2: We taught another client how to use this exercise after they get back after a long sales trip. Of course, everyone likes to think that sales meeting went really well. But people mess up sales meetings all the time. This exercise now allows everyone to give balanced, honest criticism to one another about how the meeting went down.