Remember the nerves, the excitement and the energy you had on your first date? We enlisted the help of Cassia from Cassia Leigh Designs to create an invitation and question cards to help your speedy date move quickly and smoothly.
We’ve found a way to help you recreate those first date feelings, no matter how long you’ve been together! I just love the creative doodle borders she included – it totally brings me back to the days of doodling in my notebooks in school!
Does one part of the organization not really know what the others do?
Are relationships across teams not collaborative or even contentious?
Everyone has heard of speed dating, but few are clear on how it can be applied in an organizational context. A fast, fun, safe, and comfortable way to meet people from another department; 2.
Not only do events like this build professional relationships, but they also contribute to building a high-trust culture. A chance to learn something new about your organization; 3. An opportunity to build stronger interdepartmental relationships; 5.
Hot Seat I often do the Hot Seat exercise only if the team has displayed solid steps on the ‘trust ladder’ since it requires each individual to give feedback to the other person in the presence of other team members.
Invite two departments at a time to connect in this fun, easy, fast-paced event. Example: If I sit with each person for only one minute, I can meet with eight people in eight minutes. Build anticipation; this is a chance to connect, to be understood, to brag about the great things coming out of your department.
The key is the first questions, which needs to be the toughest one, the one that everybody wants to know the answer for and the one that people gossip about. As the audience gasps and holds their breath at the audacity of me to ask the question everybody wants asked but nobody dares to.
Then, I keep on digging deeper with follow up questions that doesn’t let the boss off the hook but forces him/her to explain their actions and address the consequences.3.
Don’t show your spouse your cards – at the end of the night try to GUESS where each word came from!
On date night, grab a timer and choose a set amount of time. Then, pick a category, hit start and start chatting!