Looking at what isn't there
The missing person activity made me think about things from a new perspective. The activity involved drawing a picture of the 'missing person' within your organisation and labelling their attributes.
As I reflected and did the drawing the things that came to my mind were not so much related to people – but more ‘things’ that are missing within the organisation. Working in a small staff team in a charity inevitably means that each individual has to take responsibility for work across many different areas and functions. While this boosts teamwork and shared understanding of objectives, it can inevitably mean that specialisms aren't as defined as they might be in a larger organisation.