Drive Action

Facilitation methods to help you take action and drive change
Facilitation methods to help you take action and drive change

MoSCoW

Suggested duration: 20-30 minutes

 

MoSCoW is a method for prioritising different tasks that your team needs to complete into the four categories namely, ‘Must have’, ‘Should have’, ‘Could have’ and ‘Would like but won’t get’. The goal of this activity is to organise various workflows according to their feasibility within your current constraints.

For greater interactivity, use an online collaborative whiteboard like Mural or Miro and at the start of the activity establish the expectation for every participant to be a scribe.

 

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Stakeholder Analysis

Suggested duration: 30-60 minutes

 

A stakeholder analysis helps to identify the relevant stakeholders whose decisions will make an impact on a project. Facilitating this right at the start of a project will help you to create an effective strategy in managing communications with the stakeholders and in turn manage their expectations well.

 

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Lightning Decision Jam

Suggested duration: 30-120 minutes

 

If you are stuck in a rut when managing a project that requires creative thinking, then this activity is for you to move your team into rounds of reflection and discussion to identify problems, discuss challenges and make decisions. Participants will progress from initial rounds of presenting challenges to the latter stages of turning solutions into actionable tasks.

 

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Difficult Participants

Suggested duration: 30 min

 

This collaborative activity encourages members to explore ideas for managing difficult behaviours that hinder interactivity in workshops. Members pool their experiences together to identify four personas of difficult participants and in round robin fashion, contribute their insights about managing each persona.

 

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Empathy in Action

Sometimes people need to see problems and solutions differently by experiencing it themselves. Empathy in action is about getting people to empathise with problems by creating rapid prototypes of solutions and testing their physical experiences within their team. The feedback collected from each testing phase is used to refine the prototype. 

 

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