Category: Engaging Workshops & Meetings

6 March 2019 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Tastier and healthier than the feedback sandwich: the feedback wrap!

By now most organisations are moving away from the most classical versions of performance reviews. The yearly or bi-yearly reviews are being replaced by regular one-on-one meetings with employees and managers, or teams become more self-organised and do peer reviewing throughout the year. Phew. But how do we actually tackle these moments and get feedback across? Positive feedback Giving positive feedback comes easy to us....

27 February 2019 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
How to come to an inviting Theme for your Open Space?

Open Space Agility (OSA) is a repeatable technique for getting a lasting agile adoption. By focusing on employee engagement, a leader can expect a genuine and lasting agile transformation with much higher employee engagement and more predictable, reliable and repeatable improvement overall. To initiate the OSA process, Open Space is the centerpiece. In this blog post I share how I recently facilitated a team defining...

20 February 2019 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Experimenting with a ‘fast paced, fast feedback blog writing workshop’

When we’re together with Co-Learning members and friends we usually have many great ideas and experiences to share. However, for some reason the number of blogs we create was too little in our opinion. And when we’re writing a blog, it takes a lot more time than we thought it would. So, a couple of weeks ago we did an experiment with the goal to...

18 October 2017 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
I am Steven, and I am a game designer! (experience report)

“I am Steven, and I am a game designer!” This was how the Innovation Games® Game Design Masterclass started anyway; a hero technique to make people feel they can really pull this off. And what a day it proved to be! But first things first. Is it just a play, or is it a game…? Is it a serious game…? Is it a serious business...

27 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
3 Little pigs retro for Distributed teams

3 Little pigs Retro for Distributed teams Object of Play Finding out new insights and points to improve by looking at the current solution in a way that guides thinking in very brittle to rock sloid components. This version is an adaptation of the 3 little pigs retrospective in the excellent Fun Retrospectives book (www.funretrospectives.com) . This online version is suited for distributed teams. The...

20 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
Leadership, at the heart of agile

Hi there! You certainly remember that I am pretty pro-agile ways of working. In this short post I want to point you to what is – for me anyway – at the core of a successful agile approach. There are a number of events in Scrum; 5 to be accurate; and yet, if you execute these, there is no guarantee for success. Believe me, I...