TeamShare provides an opportunity for teams to explore how open they are in their communication patterns. Utilizing the Johari Window principles to examine the interchange of information by presenting four modes of information sharing, TeamShare provides a structured experience in which teams can gradually gain experience in opening up, and giving and receiving feedback.
TeamShare was designed to help team members who are having difficulty in being open within the team. The instrument begins with a self-analysis, moves to a partner analysis, and then finally to a full team discussion. The exercise is structured in this manner to allow participants to gain experience in the feedback process in a non-threatening manner. The exercise includes discussion questions and action planning so that team members can continue to increase the openness of their team communication. TeamShare introduces team members to effective feedback processes and gives them the tools they need to continue improving the process.
TeamShare applies the Johari Window theory of interpersonal communication to team communication patterns. This theory, developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham (Luft, 1969), describes how individuals give and receive information about themselves and others. In an ideal communication situation, the words, ideas, and feelings of the sender of the communication would have the same meaning to every receiver of that communication.
The Johari Window examines the interchange of information by presenting four modes of information sharing based on what information is known or unknown to the self and to the other parties to that communication. The Window has four panes: Open Self, Blind Self, Concealed Self and Unknown Self. In the TeamShare experience, teams are provided with a vehicle for helping team members gain an increased feeling of trust and begin to engage in fruitful dialogue about the team's patterns of communication.
Objective:To examine the extent to which team members share information
Target Audience: Intact teams that are experiencing difficulty in sharing information
Product Type: Assessment
Time Required: 1.5 to 2 hours
What do I order?
Order one Facilitator Guide for each trainer, and one Participant Guide for each participant.