Employee alignment

Kids & Dogs

Kids & Dogs

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 4/5

Background & Purpose

Children and pets are part of life for many of us. Why do we keep them away from our workplaces and meetings? We found out that it can add a certain value to invite them in. The presence of children and, say a dog, brings playfulness and allows us to show up as human beings, not just as working machines. Of course, it helps to take the practicalities into account and get a feel for what, when and how much is suitable.
More info: http://www.symbiose.li/wpsymbiose/?p=65

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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The 5 Layers of “Why?”

The 5 Layers of “Why?”

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

This simple technique consists of asking five times in a row the question “Why?” when trying to get to the root of a problem or to take a decision on a complex matter.
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Contact

Name: Anna D
Email:
Website: http://openspace-collective.com

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Who does what by when?

Who does what by when?

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: https://goo.gl/wyVS9v

Background & Purpose

This might seem obvious, but sometimes at the end of meetings we reach agreements but we don’t define the action points to develop from them, expecting everyone will take some responsibility to make the decisions happen. Spending time during the meetings to define and prioritize next steps, the people responsible and by when these could happen will help keep your meetings and project progressing.
More info: https://goo.gl/wyVS9v

Contact

Name: Mercè
Email: merce@holon.cat
Website: http://www.holon.cat

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Check Out

Check Out

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://www.artofhosting.org/what-is-aoh/methods/

Background & Purpose

A check out is a good way to end a meeting. It is an open but structured space provided to each participant to express themselves one last time. A check out usually takes place in a circle. It can be guided by a question, like “what is clear to me now and what still needs to be clarified?”. If time is running out, or in big groups, you can also do a “one word check-out” or a check-out with 3 shared claps. There are plenty of possibilities. It can also be non-related to the meeting, like “what are you looking forward to in the next few days”.
More info: http://www.artofhosting.org/what-is-aoh/methods/

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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Jour Fixe

Jour Fixe

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 2/5
More info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jour_fixe

Background & Purpose

Due to the trend of digital nomadism, we sometimes lack face-to face time with each other. A Jour Fixe can be the simple agreement to work together at an agreed time and with agreed frequency. Teamwork will be fostered when all team members try to be present at the same time, for example for half a day a week. Meeting times can be reduced and work can become more efficient by applying this practice.
More info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jour_fixe

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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Ping Pong Q&A Game

Ping Pong Q&A Game

Time frame:

Punctual usage
Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

#The “ping pong Q&A” game will inevitably result in absurd, silly and often very meaningful input:

One person asks a question which needs to be answered without pause and minimal hesitation in exactly five words by all other participants. The game works especially well in pairs.

This restriction of five words and no thinking time causes some very curious effects including answers that are surprisingly deep and provocative.
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Contact

Name: Mischa Altmann
Email: mischa@resonanz-austria.org
Website: http://resonanz-austria.org

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