Walk in My Shoes is a team building activity that builds trust. When team members fail to understand each other, it can lead to resentment, frustration, and even conflict. Giving teams space to tell others what it is like to “walk in my shoes” opens the door to candid conversations that can be revealing.
We often have limited knowledge and perspectives about what the other team members are doing, creating space to talk about this is valuable. In order to understand, empathize, and support each other it is worthwhile to spend time learning more about each other’s day-to-day situations.
Walk in My Shoes is an activity that provides all team members the opportunity to gain a broader perspective of what others are experiencing and how they can better support each other.
Walk in My Shoes is a team building activity to connect teams by creating an open space to share experiences and create a better understanding of what each person on the team is going through. Through these revelations, teams will gain insights into how to support each other.
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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