“Having a seat at the table is not the same thing as having an equal voice.”
- Talia Dashow
We often underestimate the issues miscommunication can have in our day to day interactions, especially in the workplace. It is a difficult balancing act between both leaders and employees to create and share in an environment in which everyone feels heard and respected. This difficulty is precisely how my guest Talia Dashow was able to create her career and position within it.
Amongst other things, Talia the founder of Total Team Engagement. Essentially, through using the LEGO® Serious Play® methodology, Talia is able to help businesses solve problems using LEGO® bricks. If you are having trouble getting opinions from your employees or if there is some bad blood amongst the office members, Talia’s innovative work can help facilitate and prosper conversation. This methodology not only works out why engagement is necessary amongst the team but also why it is not as easy as we think it is.
You may be skeptical to the idea of using what is essentially a children’s toy to ease difficult and adult issues, however I would urge you to open your mind when it comes to this. With less than one third of the American workforce fully engaged at work, the kind of workplace environment you are creating or taking part in is an important aspect to contemplate. I highly recommend listening to this interview as we discuss this new, out of the box kind of thinking of using lego and play in the workplace in order to facilitate dialogue and engagement.
In this interview, Tahlia discusses:
Overcome the obstacles and learn how to use play in order to develop proper
communication techniques amongst your team in this episode of the Succeed Against the Odds podcast.
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