The warm up
Sometimes when I walk into a room I see nervous people. When this happen I smile… because I know their nervousness will fade away in the next couple of minutes.
This exercise is meant to relax people. Having a laugh simply bonds people together, lightens the mood and frankly makes people perform at their best.
This is also the time when I clearly communicate that all input is valued equally, a merit of a co-creation workshop.
Although this is a warm up exercise. There is an important lesson to be learned.