The World Cafe is a 20 year old workshop activity that draws on 7 design principles to create a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group discussions for between 12 to 200 participants.The format is flexible and adapts to many different circumstances limited only by your imagination.
Customer Journey Mapping is a highly effective change management activity that helps you and your group reach a shared understanding on the key events, touch points, and activities that your customers receive.
Once you have your map you can quickly and easily identify what’s working well (good practice) and not so well (areas for improvement).
Open Space Technology (OST) is an event format used in meetings of 5 to 2,000 people, invented by Harrison Owen in 1985.
Participants create the agenda for themselves and facilitators lead and record the resulting discussions.
Appreciating your strengths, studying opportunities, pinpointing weaknesses and identifying threats is a prudent way to kick you off in the right direction.
Otherwise you may stop things that you shouldn't or spend time, energy and money on stuff that you really should be avoiding at all costs.There is very little facilitation involved as it is easy for people to grasp what they have to do and why they are doing it.A great stimulator of conversation within the group.Use this activity to categorise them as one or the other then it’s much easier for your group to create an implementation or remediation plan. Team Roles & Responsibilities is an activity using a simple template to document roles and responsibilities of those involved in a project.Use this process to assign roles and responsibilities to members of your change / project team and to ensure that the team as a whole can proceed on a firm footing.This team activity allows your group to surface project and operational barriers to success and deal with them as either Facts or Beliefs. And they’re often unwilling to consider other options.Barriers and Beliefs should be dealt with in different ways. Problem Solving Team Building (PSTB for short) is a 30-45 minute activity where the problem ‘owner’ will, with the help of their team, go through a structured process of brainstorming, issue analysis, and action planning to achieve a plausible solution to their issue.According to one study you’re going to waste 31 hours in unproductive meetings this month.This process will help you and your team run effective meetings every time.It helps your group reach a common understanding on what factors influence nightmare, good and brilliant meetings.At the start of a project / program it's important to get a handle on the current situation.