Top 4 plays for building a sense of belonging
These plays will help you identify who’s most likely to feel isolated, and provide ways to build greater connection among your team members.
Balanced Teams Diversity Assessment
Numbers are only part of the story when thinking about diversity. Building a greater sense of belonging at the team level is the other half of the equation. Use the tool in this play to identify who is likely to feel isolated. From there, you can develop ways to connect people with similar backgrounds.
My User Manual
No matter what team you're on, learning how to work together takes time. We all have different communication and collaboration styles. This play builds our empathy muscles and acknowledges that we each have our own style of working – and that's ok!
Women, people of color, remote workers, and introverts often struggle to be heard in meetings. If we don’t counteract the sub-conscious biases we all (yes, all) carry, and create an environment where everyone can contribute, it's easy for these people to feel isolated and out of place. Not to mention that we miss out on their ideas, too.
On-the-job learning doesn't have to be limited to perfecting your craft. Learning circles are a great way to bring "birds of a feather" together from across teams so they can connect and explore whatever topics they're passionate about.
Project Team Health Monitor
Use the Health Monitor to self-assess against eight attributes common amongst high-performing teams, then track your progress over time.
Gather your project team or "nuclear team" for an honest discussion about how you're working together.
Because building a culture of belonging is one task that is never "done".
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