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  • Writer's pictureKacie Sizemore

Create Cohesive Teams with Employee Spot Lighting

Team leaders must foster employee relationships, especially now, with employees becoming more physically, mentally, and emotionally distant. Leaders can keep their well-oiled, people-powered machines working smoothly through a simple concept called Spot Lighting.

During a weekly team meeting, one person on the team begins the session by taking 5 minutes to talk about themselves (i.e., Spot Lighting). Through pictures, commentary, and show and tell, the person of the week shares their interests from outside of work. It could be a story about the time they hiked through the Mohave Desert or when they spent a day in silence or a compilation of moments about their family. Whatever the narrative, it makes us more aware that we share our workdays with some multi-faceted, incredible humans.

Mondays are marvelous for this because it is a fun way to kick off the week, but any day will do.

Once you get through the whole team, start again. Keep those passion discussions flowing; you never know the ideas that will stem from them.


This tip originally appeared in the Lowdown, a weekly EX Newsletter provided by Joyus. If you would like tips like this delivered directly to your email box weekly please sign-up.


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