Elephant in the Room – Replace Assumptions with Open Communication
We can train our brains to replace assumptions with open communication.
The next time there is an elephant in the room, pause the conversation and address the issue by using the phrase, “The Elephant I see is_____.” Give everyone in the room the opportunity to share and listen to each response.
Bonus – Get a stuffed elephant and keep it on the table during group discussions.
We do not want people to waste energy going down the path of trying to figure out or second guess what others are thinking.