Using Group Norms for Conversations that Move the Ball

Keeping the energy going in a change initiative can be a challenge, particularly if ongoing conversations do not appear to move the proverbial ball.  One way to set the stage for a more active dialogue is through the practice of group norms.  Below is an example of Group Norms for Active Conversations.  At the beginning of gatherings, set your norms, ask for input or additions, and then boldly go…

PS.  Some conversations may need the “Vegas Rule” (What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas).  Check with your group to see where the conversation lands on the confidentiality spectrum.

Group Norms for Active Conversation

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