Recognizing Gaps Tool

The recognizing gaps tool is used to help look for signs of power distance. You should use this tool if you are not sure if your employees are comfortable approaching you.

It will teach you what to look for to see if there is power distance between you and your employees. This tool will not teach you about any topics other than power distance.

Using the Recognizing Gaps Tool

There are sections describing common physical gap signs, behavioral gap signs, and verbal gap signs. If you notice any of these with your team, then there may be power distance. The bottom section has some sample discussion starters. These can be used to try to close gaps that you notice.