Choose a topic, behavior, situation, or subject for discussion, e.g. Sales Support, Customer Communication, Being Respectful, etc. and then follow the next three steps:
Step 1. START - List things/behaviors that would be beneficial to START doing.
Step 2. STOP - List things/behaviors being done that that are not working (I/we should STOP doing them).
Step 3. CONTINUE - List things/behaviors currently done that should CONTINUE being done.
It’s that simple! For groups, you can use a whiteboard with the 3 headers (Start/Stop/Continue) on three separate blank sections and fill in the sections together, or dedicate 3 separate flip charts for each discussion topic. You may want to start with a particular section (recommended) or you can jump back and forth depending on what thoughts come to mind. You may also want to break a large group into 3 subgroups with each smaller group tackling one section and then have all three subgroups share their work in a final wrap-up discussion.
Here’s my (short) example reflecting on my role as a Husband (I am definitely a work in progress):