What is our Purpose, Anyway?

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Intent or purpose: 
To open a discussion of a team’s common purpose
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For beginning any process in which the group is not yet well defined
Recognizable Components: 
Reflection on shared purpose
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Recommended size of group: 
1-10
11-25
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Optimal amount of time needed: 
30 minutes
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Setting and Materials: 
Blank cards and writing equipment
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Procedures: 

• Give everyone a blank card, and ask them to write down his or her one-sentence answer to the question, “What is our organization’s (or company’s) purpose?”
• Make sure that the answers remain anonymous.
• Collect the cards and read them aloud.
• Then reflect:
What words or phrases jump out at you?
What is repeated more than once?
What did you hear only once?
Where are we well aligned?
Where do we have significant differences?
Where do you see critical points of confusion?
What questions do we need to resolve in coming days in order to better align ourselves?

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Background
Developer: 
Daniel Pink
Derived from: 
adapted from Daniel H. Pink’s "Drive – The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us"
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References: 
Daniel H. Pink: "Drive - The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us", New York, Riverhead Books, 2009.
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