Personal Contact Card
In the workplace, we are more than just employees. We are also individuals with our own lives, personalities, and preferences. When we ignore these aspects of ourselves, or feel that others are ignoring them, it can lead to conflict and unhappiness in the workplace. This can prevent us from performing at our best.
Open conversations can help teams overcome these issues and create a work environment that works best for everyone. These conversations allow us to get to know each other better and understand each other's needs and boundaries. However, it can be difficult to know how to encourage these conversations and to remember the most important boundaries or nuances about each colleague.
A personal manual for every colleague
Think of Personal Contact Cards like a personal manual for each colleague; they summarize work-relevant aspects that you should know when collaborating.
The Personal Contact Cards touch on:
Roles and topics a person is responsible for, or wants to be included in
Timezone and availability for meetings
Preferred communication channels and ways to use them
Personal interests and things that can demotivate them
Stakeholders a person works with regularly, especially outside the team