The Trust Dialogue Goal
This real-world Trust Dialogue Team-Building Exercise aims to increase and sustain teammates’ trust in one another.
This is an effective and impactful exercise.
If you are not already an experienced team-building facilitator, it is recommended you ask a qualified facilitator to lead this exercise. There is a slight possibility it could upset some teammate relationships rather than improve them.
That said, when the workshop is correctly set up, and teammates are emotionally and psychologically ready, this exercise, conducted in an all-hands meeting, will become one of the best team-building practices you have ever witnessed.
All you need to know for setting up and facilitating this workshop is in this booklet.
- This is a one-on-one breakout exercise conducted in an all-hands team meeting.
- One week before the all-hands team meeting, the team leader and facilitator conduct a teammate preparation meeting to prepare teammates for the exercise by completing the Trust Dialogue Worksheet
- At the beginning of the all-hands team meeting, the facilitator will present, clarify and gain agreement to achieve the outcomes
- Next, teammates will be instructed to begin conducting their dialogues
Download Trust Dialogue Today
While you’re at it, download our Free eBook – Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork MythIn this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork. More: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.
This book teaches two significant Right-Minded Teamwork (RMT) concepts:
- The RMT Myth, a short tale that presents the underlying teamwork philosophy, and
- The RMT team-building process.
The RMT Myth is a short, simple story. It follows three characters: ReasonReason is a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows you how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. As your Right-Minded teacher, Reason helps you differentiate and choose between Right-Minded and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors. More, EgoEgo is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More, and you, the Decision-MakerThe Right Choice Model uses the term “Decision-Maker” to describe the part of you that chooses to listen to Ego or Reason. More. The myth illustrates the Right-Minded Teamwork philosophy, sort of like an aspirational thought systemWhat you believe is your thought system. Pause and reflect on this truth, and above all, be thankful that it is true. More. The RMT process is a set of interconnected, team-building methods that together form a self-perpetuating, continuous improvement system.
Dan Hogan (verified owner) –
Hello fellow teammates! Dan Hogan here. I’m the co-creator of Right-Minded Teamwork.
I used the “Trust Dialogue” team-building exercise ten times over my three-decade career. It worked every time. Suggestion: use a facilitator instead of self-facilitating the exercise.