Activities to get you considering alternative perspectives to situations in the workplace and outside.
Read the following scenario
Katie is the COO of a hospitality company. She has a keen strategic mind. In a contentious moment, she recommends that the C-suite move toward a new talent onboarding software. The idea is met with resistance. Then Dave, the head of IT, restates her idea in his own words. The rest of the C-suite supports his idea.
Manuel and Alvin run their website out of their home. Manuel writes content. Alvin designs and formats. Manuel realizes Alvin’s work often requires longer hours to tend to. In appreciation, he frequently buys Alvin lunch and sometimes surprises him with tickets to theatre shows. One day Alvin approaches Manuel and tells him he wants to make a major career shift and not work on the website anymore.
Sam sends Julia a text at 9 PM on Saturday night, with an idea that could give the company an edge in customer service’s call hold times. Julia has been asked to work more collaboratively with Sam, but she has been avoiding it because Sam is unreliable.
Question - How do you think Katie feels about this?
Question - How might the following people react to this?
A company has introduced a new working policy, where all employees can work from home whenever they want.
Question - How important do you think this is to:
You have completed the different perspectives exercise.