Leadership Lens utilizes the medium of the visual and photographic arts to examine how creative processes influence team dynamics. This session is built on the idea that leading teams and team performance are considerably enhanced when our aesthetic competencies are better utilized (paying attention, personalizing, imaging, and collaborative inquiry). Leadership Lens has also been designed knowing that a temporary excursion away from words and into images can be useful in breaking blocks in thinking and for uncovering insights into patterns or revealing underlying assumptions.
This team building activity is designed to:
- Explore multiple perspectives on themes of effective teams through a visual medium
- Discover the nuances of different team roles and their impact on the results produced
- Unleash creative team potential
- Develop aesthetic competencies useful for nurturing high performing teams
Participants are asked to select from a series of photos an image that captures their idea or feelings on a certain subject. The explanations or stories behind the image can be very revealing and accelerate and enhance understanding amongst team members. Moving through the activity, participants will work in pairs or teams to create more complex images- possibly their own- to work towards a final vision of an ideal or a desired state.
Over the course this session your team will have the opportunity to engage in creative photographic tasks designed to bring forward ideas and culminate in a deeper understanding of group dynamics and how each person contributes to team success.