When a new leader or team member joins a team, it is important to proactively assimilate that person into the team. The quicker this happens, the less stressful it is for everyone on the team. This activity includes a list of questions that a team can use to generate a healthy dialogue. Use these questions to begin to gaining knowledge about and comfort with the newcomer.
Special thanks to Dan Bolen of dBolen & Associates for sharing this process he uses with teams to help them assimilate.
Think about what you and your team want to know about the new member/leader as well as what information will be help in return. Set this up in a positive, open way to get to know each other better. What other questions would you ask the team or newcomer? Please share them in the comments below.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and Forward, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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