location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 21st 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM IST place Sigma 1 add_circle_outline Notify

Even high functioning teams occasionally have a hard time making decisions or coming up with creative ideas. There are times when the conversation seems to drag on long after a decision is reached. There are times when we have too many people involved in the discussion or the wrong people involved. There are times when we’re not sure whose the actual decision maker. And there are those times when we just seem to be out of synch with each other. This creative collaboration workshop provides tools that help resolve all of these issues. Come have some laughs with Doc, play with new friends, and learn one or two new techniques you can try at home.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Introduction - 30 minutes
    • Games to form teams and get to know one another
  • Design a product - 30 minutes
    • Wordsmash to create a fictional product
    • "Yes And" to create a product feature set
  • Selling the product - 30 minutes
    • Pitches to the team
  • Choosing the Product - 30 minutes
    • Introduction to Fist To Five voting
    • Voting Exercise
    • Recap
  • Product Planning - 60 minutes
    • Generate planning items
    • 5x7 prioritization
    • Recap
  • Refining the Plan - 90 minutes
    • Introduction to Parallel Thinking
    • Parallel Thinking Exercise
    • Recap
  • Forming Teams for Execution - 45 minutes
    • Introduction to Collaboration Contracts
    • Collaboration Contract Exercise
    • Recap
  • Closing - 20 minutes


Note - there are 2 coffee breaks and a lunch included in the schedule, but not shown here. These vary based on the conference schedule.


Learning Outcome

  • Tool for simple team decisions (Fist to Five)
  • Tool for rapid collective prioritization of items (5x7 prioritization)
  • Tool for complex team decisions (Parallel Thinking)
  • Tool for creating sub-teams and clarifying roles (Collaboration Contracts)


Target Audience

Anyone who works on a team


schedule Submitted 7 years ago