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Set a team challenge!

team members working on a team challenge

if you have been following the Progress Project content, you will have seen that I have looked at how getting curious can help with broadening horizons.

This can be developed further – why not set a team challenge for everyone in your team to get curious and share what you learn?

I’ve seen this work really well in team meetings – where each week, a team member’s name is picked at random, and they have 2 weeks to learn something new and then share back with the team.

Depending on you / your colleagues, it could be a topic aligned to your work or industry, or something totally unrelated. Perhaps something that encourages different thinking.

And the sharing doesn’t have to be a formal presentation (although it could if you all wanted to get hands on and practise). You could set time limits to 3 minutes max. Or a maximum of 3 slides. Or just 3 key takeaways.

It can work well for 3 reasons:

  1. It encourages continuous learning and sharing
  2. You get to build the skills of presenting new and maybe complex information quickly
  3. It can help to strengthen team communication and relationships

Perhaps link it to your industry, new trends or themes?

Perhaps to building future skills for a digital World (click here for a sample chapter of the book “Future Skills”?)

Whatever you choose, set and agree the boundaries, give it a go, and see what happens.

Worst case scenario – you lose 3 minutes of meeting time, which perhaps will at least be more thought provoking than hearing about Bob’s challenge with inconsiderate parking on the school run.

If you do decide to give it a go, let me know what happens in the Leave a Comment section below.

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