Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Conversation

Reducing Employee Anxiety

Hermit Crabs live in empty seashells. As they grow they have to find larger shells to move into. In the search for a new shell, the crab is particularly vulnerable to predators. When organizations undergo growth and change, such as becoming more diverse, it often challenges employees to grow in new ways. Just as the crab feels vulnerable when it changes shells, employees in this time of transition may feel particularly susceptible.

Learning Paths & Details


  • Creating a Collaborative Environment
  • Developing Critical Work Skills
  • Promoting Teamwork

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Additional Information

Need a quick solution to tackling tough workplace conversations? This one-page resource provides a topical overview/story (to be read to your team in person  - as a huddle - or sent via email). An action step and discussion questions provide the framework for a customizable conversation. Easy-to-implement and designed to be used with little to no planning, these conversation triggers provide a simple model for creating great team discussion.

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