Imagine you had to explain your organization to someone from another planet. How would you do it? This exercise is designed to encourage participants to think beyond the ordinary and inspire creativity within your team.
During this extraterrestrial communication challenge, participants will:
The ultimate goal is to encourage reflection, inspire innovative thinking, and promote a deeper understanding of the organization's purpose, values, potential and challenges. This practice is the perfect catalyst for initiating productive discussions about your organization.
This practice serves as a powerful tool for leaders, influencers, and decision-makers within your organization. By encouraging participants to think beyond traditional communication, we aim to promote a deeper understanding of the following:
It's an ideal way to kickstart workshops, as it sets the stage for meaningful discussions about your organization's current state and future direction.
For creating the story, participants can use various visual aids, such as pictures, drawings, cards (we recommend Dixit cards for this practice), or any tools that simplify the message and make it visually engaging.
Step 1: The Question
Step 2: Individual Reflection (3 mins)
Step 3: Creative Teamwork (10-15 mins)
Step 4: Presentation (10-15 mins)
This exercise not only sparks creativity but also fosters shared understanding within the organization. It's a fantastic way to explore different perspectives on the organization's present and future.
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