Exercise 2 – Enterprise Agility Techniques Workshop

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Reframing (perceptual position technique)

You will learn how to embrace other’s people frames.

A frame is a perspective and group of values.

The more frames you are able to temporarily embrace, the more you will increase your mental agility.

Instructions:

The exercise is 20 minutes in total. As consultants, you need discuss the problem and try to come up with 1 or 2 suggestions to help resolve the problem.

Step 1

For 5 minutes, the whole team will embrace (values and perspectives) the first frame of “A very traditional person” (see table below) and will try to find a solution to the problem a company is facing.

PROBLEM: A group of people from the financial department that never worked together, now the company needs them to work as a team but they resist.

Pay particular attention to what you feel and how you feel as an individual when you embrace a different frame.

Keep in mind that the whole team will convert into the same type of consultant and will embrace the same values for 5 minutes

Step 2

After 5 minutes, you will change to the second frame, a Hippy, and embrace (values and perspectives) this frame when exploring possible solutions for the same problem. Remember the whole team will be embrace the values of a hippy.

Step 3

For the follwing 5 minutes, the team will select one of the other frames (see table below) and embrace the values and perspectives of this person when trying to find a solution to the problem.

The duration for the dynamic is 20 minutes.