I have been using the kit quite extensively. Firstly let me say the tools and facilitator guide and support materials are fantastic. They are self explanatory and easy to follow.
The activities have facilitated the groups discussion without prompts. Through the simple fact that frustration and behaviours we all exhibit will prompt those one or two dominant team players to ask questions or coordinate activities if they feel things are not progressing as they had planned it would turn out in their mind.
The other highlight is watching the staff during the process usually after the first attempt to discover what they thought they didn’t know and allowing new processes’ enter their consciousness.
The questions provided in each activity are great however a lot of the time I have usually only been able to ask one or two of those questions as the group dynamic has provided a space for the emergence of underlying issues occurring within the team when translated back in to the workplace.
To sum up I have found the following quote to be quite profound: “Learning arises from working at the edges between knowing and not-knowing” (French & Simpson, p. 182, 2003) The assumption is that the mind grows through exposure to truth. This has been so successful as the activities have been the vehicle to assist in unearthing those subconscious activities which play out in the day to day interactions of the team.
As I continue to use the tool I will no doubt have further experiences emerge with new learning’s to share.