Team Exercise
Working with Me Profiler

Working With Me Profiler Example 2024

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Team Exercise Objective

This tool speeds up some of the practicalities of working together, it accelerates team effectiveness, by bringing to the conscious things we usually guess at and never talk about.

When going into meetings with colleagues, it is just as important to prepare for the people you are meeting with as it is for the meeting itself. This is a powerful collaboration tool.

These Profilers can be used by your colleagues to understand who they will be meeting prior to arriving at internal meetings.

Pre-work

  1. Download an example Working With Me Profiler to share with your team.
  2. There is a blank version on slide 2 which they should complete prior to coming to the meeting.

How to Organise

Share everyone’s Working With Me Profiler so that team members can see what else they have in common e.g. Hobbies or particular styles of working.

Agree internally where these will be stored so they can be readily accessed by anyone in the team.

Talking points

Ask the team to see how many things they have in common based on other team member’s Profiler.

Having a conversation around things in common is a natural, easy icebreaker and can build a good rapport very quickly not only in the meeting but afterwards too.

  • Identify what do you have in common?
  • What have you learnt about each other?

Expected Outcomes

This tool speeds up some of the practicalities of working together, e.g knowing everyone’s working hours, but it provides a quick and very powerful introduction to teammates.

Most importantly, we start to see our colleagues as human beings with a life outside of work, rather than just a colleague with business goals.

Further learning

We would recommend listening to the ‘Taking Leadership to Another Level‘ podcast.

None of us individually are as good as we all are collectively

by Scott Herren, CFO Cisco.

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