Taking time to be thankful is important. It nourishes the soul, brings us to a happy place and allows us to celebrate.
Here is a simple activity for your team to express thankfulness as we head into the holiday season.
(no prep time and works with a remote team)
For example: I am thankful for loyal colleagues because they reaffirm my faith in humanity.
(requires 15 minutes of prep time)
Note: One person writes all of the cards so they will all be in the same handwriting and thus, it will not be obvious who wrote each one.
If the team has 6 people or less –
Reflect on the last year (at work) and all of the things for which you are grateful. Consider the people in your work life…. the activities you did… any learning or growth that happened for you. Write one thing you are thankful for using the following formula:
I am thankful for wretched roadblocks because they made me re-navigate.
I am thankful for experienced volunteers and staff because they bring such a diverse range of skills, talents and passions to the table
Enjoy this uplifting activity! If you can think of another modification, please share 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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