Some people just cannot connect dots

When I work with clients to RECESSitate* their teams I use a lot of experiential interactive play. The play ALWAYS has a purpose. It could be a metaphor to build a better something, be a better something or do a better something. Other times I introduce a process to open up the flood gates to applying the learning to a particular organization challenge or opportunity for growth.

Some people understand where we are going. Some people don’t. In other words some people just cannot connect dots.



Those that cannot connect dots are not bad team members. They are not useless. They are just wired a different way. They may be process oriented doers. Task completers. That doesn’t mean they do not have great ideas. It doesn’t mean they have less value to the organization.

I’ve had clients say to me….”Rich, some of my people just don’t get it and I don’t know what to do about it.”

And I usually respond with this:

spoon feed

You see, sometimes you really do need to spoon feed people. Connect the dots for them. Communicate. Explain. Discuss.

And then maybe…… someday…………. they will start connecting dots on their own.


Or maybe not. But that doesn’t mean they have less value.


* – RECESSitate – to undergo a period of recharging, celebrating, learning and unlocking new idea. Could your team benefit from some time to RECESSitate? Click here and get in touch today

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