You can find an introduction to Workshops in Chapter 27 of Where the Action Is. These resources will help you plan, run, and troubleshoot the specific Workshops your team needs.
Workshops are custom-designed meetings, usually over two hours, than can be used to achieve a myriad of goals.
- We have lots of questions to answer (and will devote two or more hours to answering them).
- Project, Program and Product Kickoffs
- Team Chartering
- Design Workshops
- Value Stream Mapping Strategy Workshops
- Team Building Workshop
- To focus and complete one or more tasks.
- Group formation and identity creation.
- Commitment and clarity on execution.
- One or more tangible results. Real work product comes out of Workshops!
- A shared memory and experience; possible bonding.
- Insight into other team members’ perspectives.
- New knowledge.
Meeting Agenda Templates and Guides
|Elise Keith - Teams use this process to gain clarity about how they’ll work together over the next 3 to 6 months. These agreements increase team productivity and alignment by reducing confusion, duplication, delays, and misunderstandings.|
|Paul Axtell - All strategic plans become outdated quickly, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to start over. This relatively short meeting agenda template will help your team identify important changes in your circumstances and knowledge that you can use to refresh your strategy and keep it relevant.|
|Dan Prock - A kaizen event, also known as a kaizen blitz or lean event, is a 4-hour to multiple-day working session aimed to remove process “wastes”. Wastes include over-production, over-processing, lost time, defective products, poor service, extra inventory, information gaps, poor ergonomics, and untapped employee abilities... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - This is the meeting agenda template the team at Lucid Meetings uses to run kickoffs for smaller projects. It covers all the basics, and gets everyone involved to create a strong mutual commitment to the project's success. During this meeting, you'll lead two separate discussions using techniques developed by expert... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - During this meeting, teams review their strategic progress and establish targets for the next 90 days. Part retrospective, part working session, and part time-out, running a Quarterly Refresh makes sure your organization’s strategy stays present in everyone’s mind, up-to-date with changes in your environment, and... [ more ]|
|Dan Prock - A value stream map makes it easy to visualize the process used to get value to the customer. Functional teams visualize their group’s work and information flow so that everyone is able to see, understand and improve the making of the product or service. The aim is for the work to flow better for customers and get... [ more ]|
|Anna O'Byrne - A strategic plan is a formal map that explains how your company will execute a chosen strategy. The plan should spell out where an organization is going over the next year or more and how it’s going to get there.Strategic planning with a remote team can present both challenges and opportunities. Although this is... [ more ]|