How do you create space for healthy team conversations?

Quick Case Study

For this small team, choosing a card as a conversation starter helped them step out of their routine, creating a safe space to ask new and different questions and build stronger relationships with their peers.
Leadership at work - card A5

“As we all spoke, we learnt a lot about how different people reflect on themselves. For example, some of us downplayed our skills while others were more confident.

Sharing our experiences allowed for a sense of healthy vulnerability into opening up about something. We each spoke about different aspects of innovative thinking, including personal innovation, leadership within a professional relationship, and teamwork. 

Interestingly, while we all thought we would only speak for a few minutes, we ended up taking at least 10 minutes each to answer all four questions on the card. And while using the cards with people I knew made the process easier, it could be adapted quite easily for talking to strangers and silo-busting.

Collectively, we found what matters most was diversity, energy, being present, and listening.”

The Hargraves Cards offered a practical and straightforward process to step out of our routine and build stronger relationships by providing a safe space to ask new and different questions.

Next steps

FLOW Conversation Cue Cards

Stimulate meaningful discussion between colleagues, team leaders and team members, coaches and coachees, and more.

Because conversations at work don’t always flow easily. 

Leadership @ Work Culture belonging

Leadership @ Work and FLOW Conversation Cue Cards were developed
in collaboration with Ricky Nowak, 
(MAICD, CSP)
Hargraves Partner, Leadership Coach and Expert 
Author of Leadership In Three Words
Ricky Nowak Leadership Is Individual

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