A nice article about the whole team mindset and why all team members should attend sprint meetings: Include All Team Members in Sprint Meetings. Yes, Them Too

How to play delegation poker. The objective of this game is to drive home the idea of delegating decisions and tasks to your team within a controlled environment. It also is a good team collaboration game. Many teams play it without even totaling points. More than anything else it is a conversation topic and a… Read Article →

As a facilitator of a Lego Serious Play Workshop you need to ensure that everyone is aware of the etiquette. Here are the 7 rules … The Rules The facilitator asks the question and determines the time line Your Lego model is your answer to the question There are no wrong answers Think with your… Read Article →

Let´s play LEGO at work! But how? This book tells you how to do serious work with LEGO in your company. Serious Work Book Inspiring book that should help to get into the topic. Lot of case studies and detailed workshop designs are included (plus links to download templates). Negative: some parts read like an… Read Article →

My sketchnote for the facilitation fundamentals explained in the Serious Work Book Source Serious Work: How to Facilitate Lego(r) Serious Play(r) Meetings and Workshops by Sean Blair, Marko Rillo

8 Steps for Successful Change Create a sense of urgency Guiding Team Change Vision Understanding and Buy-In Empower others in act Short Term Wins Don´t let up Create a new culture Source

In the Serious Play book about how to facilitate using Lego, 4 processes are mentioned. The 4 Processes Process 1 Set the challenge Build Share Process 2 Context Build Reflect Process 3 Posing the question Construction Sharing Reflection Process 4 Establish objectives Develop questions Set challenges Build models Share meaning Reflect Source Serious Work: How… Read Article →

How can we ensure that a meeting reaches its goal? Here are 5 questions you should ask your stakeholders before the meeting starts. Prepare your Meeting with these 5 Questions Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance – (multiple sources possible) If we want to moderate or facilitate a successful meeting, preparation is critical. The 7 Ps framework… Read Article →

When we communicate clear language is critical. In meetings, team collaboration and when we define “Smart” goals we need to be specific. This list of “good verbs” can help … Set Clear Objectives with these Verbs Identifying Identify, Scan, Determine Understanding Understand, Review, Update, Assess, Share, Outline, Acknowledge, Report, Recognise Planning Plan, Set, Deliver, Establish… Read Article →

We spend a lot of time in meetings. Are they all productive and successful? Unfortunately not. This meeting excellence model will help to achievemeeting goals. Meeting Excellence Model Participative Purposeful Process Visibility Healthy More Are you wondering how to effectively prepare a successful meeting or workshop? The 7 Ps Framework – A Thinking Tool for Brainstorming will… Read Article →

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