The Peaks and Valleys timeline offers a easy visible language for sharing particular person’s views on the ups and downs for a given timeline. It is an efficient method for a big group to visualise and uncover occasions and its interconnections.
Running the exercise
1. Draw an horizontal arrow representing the timeline on the underside of the canvas. Define the preliminary and finish of the timeline.
2. Decide upon the canvas vertical gradient. For instance, the happiness gradient, the place the very prime is the happiest and the very backside is the saddest.
3. Invite a participant to attract his/her Peaks and Valley timeline.
Starting on the start of the timeline, and maintaining the marker on the canvas the entire time. Please share your Peaks and Valley timeline. You ought to achieve this by drawing the road and talking on the similar time.
4. Invite extra individuals to attract their timeline (one after the other). Consider utilizing a distinct marker shade, or line sample.
At the tip of this exercise the entire group may have a view of a number of Peaks and valley timelines. It is an effective exercise for getting the individuals to open up for additional dialog.
It can be very helpful for correlating occasions with the chosen gradient (staff emotions on the instance under), and for recognizing contradictions—comparable to ups and downs for a similar occasion..
Below is a sequence of images for this exercise.
The Peaks and Valleys timeline exercise is also referred to as the Cliffs and valley, and the Emotional Seismograph