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Exercise:

Mascot animals

Explore your values.

Assign a facilitator & a timekeeper.

Please read the exercise aloud.

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Results

Discover which values really matter to you and your colleagues.

Setup

Each crew member picks a mascot for the team.

Here are some examples to inspire your imagination:

🐙 🐡 🐪 🐩 🐷

🙈 🦓 🐋 🦘 🐧

🦄 🦏 🐞 🦦 🦚

You can also decide to all choose super heroes instead.

Please take 5 minutes to come up with multiple ideas.

Then select your personal favorite as team mascot. Draw a quick sketch of the animal you've each chosen.

Process

All together!

Share your mascots with the team.

Then write down all the attributes you see in the other mascots.

Collect all the attributes next to each mascots.

Bonus:

Challenge yourself to name three negative attributes of your mascot.

What does the resulting collage tell you about your values?

Reflection

Take a moment before sharing your experience:

  1. What did you find interesting?
  2. Which animals did you not expect?
  3. Which new similarities did you discover?
  4. What do you take away from this exercise?

Take a few notes if you like.

Make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak.

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