A Matter of Perspective

Jun 16, 2020

Different people, of course, have different perspectives on things. It is especially important right now to open our minds and see the bright side of situations. Here’s an exercise that can help.

“Two Sides of a Coin”

Building on the timeless notion of positive and negative from a single experience, a team of 2 or more come together and discuss a situation.

For instance, if there are two members, Partner A shares something negative that happened in their life with Partner B. It can be a personal or professional memory, but mandatorily a true incident.

Then Partner A discusses the same memory again, but this time focusing on the bright side with positive takeaways. Partner B helps sheds light on the silver lining of the negative experience. Afterward, they switch roles.

This short yet effective activity helps team members see the good in things and people and challenges the preconceived notions.