Quirky Exercise: 24 Squared
Tools needed: 24 hours, your team, and a fun destination.
Take your team to a city you love to visit. Overnight. Make it a road trip. Over a 24-hour period, everyone makes individual lists of 24 ideas you might be able to implement in your organization. These could be aesthetic, service oriented, organizational . . . anything goes. Have them take photos of the things on their lists. At the end of the 24 hours, have everyone share his or her stories.
Objective: If something impresses a team member and makes them think differently, or resonates deep within them, it is worth talking about. You can learn a lot about your team’s quirks. You can also learn a lot about how those quirks might be different from your own.