My First SWOT experience

Today was a day of meetings:
9a. Worship Arts Team meeting
11.3a. Lunch with Jared, Jason and Joe (hey I was the odd man out – my name doesn’t start wit a “J” – however Joe was the only person there without an iPhone)
2p. SWOT assessment

That was the first time I have done this exercise. SWOT stands for: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is set up in 4 quadrants and is used to help you identify your areas of improvement while focussing on your strengths.

Here is what we came up with to fill our quadrants:

Those present then mark the 5 ones that hold the highest importance to them. Then as a team you see what’s the most important and those common items become your focus in the team.

Here is what the board looked like after we marked our items:

Since this was my first time doing this exercise I am haven’t seen the full benefit from it. However, it is always good for a team to realize its strengths and weaknesses and identify all opportunities and threats that lie ahead.