How to write and design a (team) manifesto to make teams flourish?
Making progress in meaningful work is the strongest motivator at work, says Teresa Amabile, scientist at Harvard. How do you – as a team – define if you are meaningful? And how do you know if you reach your goals, how do you measure progress. Writing a team manifesto is a powerful tool to unleash the potential of the team, by setting goals, making it real, tangible, concrete, visible and sticky.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Formulating your (team) purpose and translating it into values and behaviours can be done in a few hours. How? By writing and designing a (team) manifesto. After a short introduction about the power of a commonly shared purpose, values and behaviour, wrapped up in a team manifesto, the participants will work together as a team. Using World Café-format with different exercises to unleash their creative potential, we will write a (concept) manifesto. Learning-by-doing: the best way to learn new things! In this very practical, hands-on workshop you will experience the process of formulating your purpose and translating it into values and behaviour and write a manifesto.
Learning-by-doing: the best way to learn new things! In this very practical, hands-on workshop you will experience the process of formulating your purpose and translating it into values and behaviour and write a manifesto.
|5 min||Theoretical background purpose|
|15 min||Common agreement purpose|
|5 min||Theory/Explain Manifesto|
|5 min||Explain World Cafe + table host|
|35 min||World cafe: 2 rounds 15 min|
|5 min||Wrap up: manifesto + tips|
During and right after the workshop we will write and draw the manifesto, so people can sign it after the workshop.
After this workshop you have creative ideas and practical tips to facilitate a team in formulating a purpose and writing a manifesto.
Everybody who understands the relationship between having a clear and concrete purpose and happiness at work and searches for ways to make it practical and usable.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Response from former attendees
"We had a great workshop writing our purpose and manifesto; a lot of positivity has come out of it. My presentation about it went very well. The rest of the company was very impressed by our Manifesto and purpose."
"After the workshop we presented our purpose and manifesto to the rest of the company. We wrapped up by saying ‘if things run smoothly and you don't see us, then we are functioning properly’. It made people applaud and smile. It had impact, people were impressed!"