Teaching Lessons – Yes, Maybe, No #50On August 13, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise the team comes up with ideas based on an ongoing theme. You discuss with the team which theme is relevant in the group at this moment. In this case: Lack of motivation Everyone gets a pen and paper and comes up with three ideas contributing to more motivation. For example:
Let’s do a yell together every morning. or give someone with a lack of motivation a 10 dollar fine or We’ll come together each friday and set goals to accomplish the upcoming week. The trainer collects all ideas and divides the room with tape into three parts. Yes, maybe and no. You call out loud all the written ideas one by one. In this case the first idea is: Do a yell together every morning. The participants are going to stand in the ‘Yes’ section if they agree with the idea. In the No section if they disagree. And in the maybe section if the have doubts about the idea. When all the participants stand in a section you tell the persons standing in the ‘maybe’ section they also have to stand in a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ section. The yes and no sections are going to convince the maybe section with arguments. Someone from the no section now says to the three persons in the maybe section: “Come and join us! You don’t want to do a yell every morning. Very fun when it arises spontaneously, but imagine that you must do a yell every morning. That’s completely insane!” One person is convinced and walks over to the ‘no’ section. A participant from the ‘yes’ section now says to the ‘maybe’ section: It’s good that we do a yell every day! Otherwise we do it only once and then we’ll stop doing it again. olso Rules are necessary to proceed with things!” One person is convinced and walk over to the ‘yes’ section. The last person standing in the maybe section is now being called by both sections. yell is for people who can’t get motivated by themselve. Come and join us. You are a happy person, you like this, it’s just very fun to do. Yes! We don’t have to take it too serious. If we don’t like to yell every day we can always stop doing it. Nothing is forever! The last person is convinced and walks over to the ‘yes’ section. When finally there are more participants in the ‘yes’ section than in the ‘no’ section you write the idea on the whiteboard with next to the idea the number of people standing in the ‘yes’ section. The participants can now see what everyone thinks and the idea with the most votes can be carried out to achieve the goal. In this case: Give each other every day a compliment. The team now knows why they do it. To achieve their main goal: improve the motivation. The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video on Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Click on the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday at youtube.con/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.