Uncover your group's SAD-GLAD-MAD, for more productive teamwork.
Help your teams clear the air and discuss the "elephant in the room," so they can move toward mutual understanding, new solutions, and greater productivity.
Put a few SAD, GLAD, and MAD sticky notes on each table. Have individuals think on their own and put one thought on each note, about "What makes you sad, glad, and mad." When they're done thinking and writing, have them come forward and post their notes on a wall or board at the front of the room. The facilitator can begin grouping similar sentiments so the group as a whole can get a quick visual read about what's working and what's causing consternation.
Prompt your group as you see fit -- focus on organizational issues vs. personal issues; process issues; etc. You might suggest that it will be easier to think about what makes them glad after they've vented their frustration points.
Set of 24 pads, 8 each of the 3 styles (GLAD, MAD, SAD). Each 3" x 3" pad has 50 printed sheets with plenty of blank space for comments.
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