This is my favorite session because you can really know people well, and you go deep in the conversations. For instance, this is the format I am using during our weekly networking events for Collabwith: Innovation Tea. We set up a question at the beginning of the session, for instance “What are the key success factors for collaboration”, and then every participant has 10min to answer with arguments and own experiences. You can prepare 2-3 questions related to the first one, or follow up the different argumentation lines to continue the session. This session could be organize online or offline.
You can organize a brainstorming session (a truly one, not a normal meeting) where one participant bring a “challenge to overcome” and the other participants write ideas. This session could be done online or offline Read more here about the Brainstorming 3-12-3, or 7 effective rules for a brainstorming, here.
Q&A for Innovation Teams
Innovation teams can create the open and transparent culture for innovation by organizing as well Q&A sessions with the innovation team and employees from other departments. You can prepare a list of typical questions, and it could be in a form of a panel. Keep in mind that feedback and questions from your employees will be the content for your communication plan inside the organization to create a better innovation culture. This event could be hosted online or offline.
This is very easy team and relationships building event, that you can do online and offline. You can follow all the rules, or you can simple create an event where every participant present themselves in 20 slides in 20 seconds, including all aspects of their lives. And don’t forget to bring a stopwatch! Read more here.
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