At Blue Beyond, we have a practice called “stringing of the beads.” We often start meetings with this practice — which involves posing a short prompt, and then going around the team to hear each person’s response. With each response, we “add another bead to the string” so to speak. It’s a sacred part of the way we connect with each other and make space to be our whole selves at work. We usually string-the-beads in person, standing in a circle, but have been doing this practice virtually now.
For our most recent company meeting, we started with this stringing of the beads prompt: What is one positive thing you’ve learned about yourself through the coronavirus situation? We captured the answers through graphic recording, and now have this beautiful representation of how, even during uncertain times, there is room for positivity and gratitude.