See the Big Fish

One freedom factor in my Workplace Oasis model is FOCUS. To illustrate this concept, I ask participants to write down on individual sticky notes all the “little things” that get in the way of achieving the team mission. These obstacles are things like distractions, extra meetings, paperwork, side projects, etc. They then cover a snorkel mask with the sticky notes to demonstrate how difficult it is to see the BIG FISH–or the main priorities in their work. I then ask teams to discuss how to minimize or remove these obstacles in their daily work so they can once again achieve clarity on what work matters most. Give it a try and see productivity soar!

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