Tips and tricks from some of the best in the biz:
1. Experiment with exercises. don’t keep using the same format over and over again. Move people to breakout rooms early, make it fun, get people engaged! 🎉
2. Playback what you are hearing. You can check for understanding or play it back in the wrong way to stimulate conversation 😈
3. Reaching a consensus. Time-box, blame the timer or try a lean-coffee format. Use dot voting as a heat map NOT a final decision-making tool. Make sure you have enough time to unpack WHY the top item was prioritised 💡
4. Rounds. Try this sociocracy technique to equalise power and give everyone a chance to talk. Clarify, share, close. 🍻
During the conversation we had some great feedback and resources shared around, which you can find here:
Thank you to the Design & Agony panel again and thanks to Ron Tong for helping to bring this meetup together!