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The Silo Slayer: Facilitation

20 Dec 2023

Just like Superman has his kryptonite, the silo monster has its kryptonite too: facilitation.

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Does the Design Sprint need a new name?

7 Dec 2023

In the world of innovation, where ideas are the lifeblood of success, there's a method that has gained significant traction: the design sprint. But does it really say what it does on the tin?

Icebreakers, should you or shouldn't you?

3 Oct 2023

Not everyone... in fact over half of people surveyed are mildly or strongly put off by the prospect of an icebreaker. So, how should you kick off a workshop of meeting as a facilitator?

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Avoid boring needless meetings

27 July 2023

By applying the 5 steps from the Evolving Design way, we can turn meetings from a dreaded chore into an exciting opportunity. We can make meetings more enjoyable, productive, and meaningful. We can unleash the full potential of our teams and organizations.

Salesforce! Call us...

26 May 2023

Reading about the companywide challenge direct from the CEO, gave us a great example of exactly the type of situation we help organisations with.
- A sticky challenge with no simple answer
- A challenge that is critical to the success of an organisation
- A challenge that needs input from the wider team
- At it's heart are people, real people and a human-centred approach is needed
The productivity is ultimately about happy motivated employees who feel valued and connected.

So, we wondered, what if Salesforce booked a call and work with us to find the most effective solutions to their big challenge....

Ensuring Everyone Has an Equal Voice

16 May 2023

Ensuring that everyone has an equal voice is essential for the success of any team or organisation. By using facilitation techniques, it is possible to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. This leads to better decision-making, more creative solutions, and a more positive and productive work environment. So next time you are leading a team or group, consider using facilitation techniques to ensure that everyone has an equal voice...

Improve meetings with facilitation

12 May 2023

Meetings don't have to be a source of frustration and unproductivity. By using facilitation techniques like Liberating Structures and Design Sprint exercises, meetings can become more engaging, collaborative, and effective. These techniques provide a structured approach to problem-solving and decision-making, encourage participation from all attendees, and can help teams generate a large number of ideas in a short amount of time.

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What is facilitation?

7 May 2023

Think of a facilitator as a tailor who carefully weaves together different techniques and approaches to create a custom suit that fits the client's needs and objectives. Just as a tailor considers the client's body type, preferences, and occasion when crafting a suit, a facilitator considers the team's dynamics, goals, and challenges when designing a workshop or meeting...