Lapicque student workshops
The fifth workshop for students of Louis Lapicque High School took place on March 04, 2020.
The objective of this one was to make them discover a tool to get to know each other and improve their communication to maintain positive relationships with others. This tool is called the Johari window. Why Johari window? Because it was invented by two American psychologists in 1955 Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, hence the Jo and the Hari.
How does this tool work? 4 windows: 1 public side (what you know about yourself and what others also know), 1 blind side (what you don't know about yourself but what others know about you), 1 hidden side ( what you know about yourself but others don't know) and 1 unknown side (what you don't know about yourself and what others don't know about you either). To improve his communication with others, Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham tell us that we need to widen our public face as much as possible and decrease its 3 other sides: by sharing the maximum amount of information with others, our hidden side can be reduced, by asking the maximum of feedback from others, our blind side shrinks, by trying the maximum of new things, it is our unknown side which decreases; all this for the benefit of our growing public face. Hence positive communication with others.