Every business should start with the question “Why?”
A good way to find out how people work together, what they do and what is the aim of the work, is to create a work exposition. This method has been established by
Jurgen Appelo (Mangement 3.0).
A work exposition can be visualized in different ways – with pictures, photos, videos, pantomime or sculptures.
People love expositions, because they tell stories with pictures or objects and they inspire people.
In an article published on the Harvard Business Manager website a study of Adam Grant, Professor of Management at the Wharton School, was quoted, that shows that establishing ties with other people (team mates, customers,...) is very important to see a meaning and purpose in your work.
Work is usually only perceived as valuable, if people can contribute and help others with their work.
Link to the article (in German): http://www.harvardbusinessmanager.de/blogs/a-883973.html
If people create an exposition about their work, they can be creative and visualize their stories, feeling and thoughts about work. That makes it easier to identify also the purpose.
Work expo in a retrospective with LEGO®
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