This team exercise is facilitated to help people who work in the same team understand one another better.
- Step 1: The facilitator introduces this exercise by telling people that based on the Johari’s window we need feedback to grow.
- Step 2: The facilitator then introduces the process to the people with these words, “I am going to read an incomplete sentence that you can complete just as you want. Everyone will get an opportunity to complete a sentence for every other person, but we will start with one person.”
- Step 3: The facilitator chooses a person in the team and reads the first incomplete sentence from the slideshow.
- Step 4: The facilitator asks the person on the right side of the chosen person to look at the chosen person and complete the sentence for that person.
- Step 5: After the person on the right of the chosen person has completed the sentence for the chosen person the facilitator asks the next person to now look at the chosen person and complete the sentence. In other words the person on the right of the person who has completed the sentence gets a chance to complete the sentence for the chosen person.
- Step 6: Everyone first completes the sentence for the chosen person until all has completed the sentence for that person before the next person is chosen.
- Step 7: This process is repeated until the same sentence has been completed for every person in the team by everyone in the team.
In a team of 10 people to go around and get a sentence completed for one person takes between 6 to 8 minutes. This is an average. The first few incomplete sentences might be completed quicker than the later sentences. Teams have a tendency to go ‘deeper’ the longer they carry on with this exercise and then take longer to complete the incomplete sentences.
To view the slideshow with the incomplete sentences, click the button below. On the slideshow swipe left to go to the next incomplete sentence.