Absolutely anything


People will sit in meeting rooms and do anything:

  • strategy away days
  • unconferences
  • networking
  • benchmarking
  • building a shared story sessions
  • communities of practice
  • world cafes
  • team building

Absolutely anything

  • capacity building workshops
  • consensus building
  • work planning garland arranging
  • Jar Jar Binks strategy sit-outs
  • Fun time target challenges
  • Facilitated Hooley ding dongs
  • Big Time Charley 3D feedback
  • Rassalian retreats
  • Extended Knicky Knacky Noos
  • Therapeutic base-touching
  • Malian 6-Hats
  • Lady Ga-Ga Market-places

Anything at all rather than set foot in their own workplace to learn what is happening and why.

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8 Responses to Absolutely anything

  1. Sparky says:

    I get your point but I don’t think this is entirely fair given that the purpose of some of the tools you mention is to investigate what is happening in your workplace and build engagement. Sometimes you have to get out of the forest to see the trees. Gonna have to try the Jar Jar Binks Strategy Sit-out soon.


    • ThinkPurpose says:

      HI, thanks for the comment!
      The key thing for me is that people will readily, willingly, do all of the above but try and get them into the actual workplace and doing something useful….
      It’s like those things seem fun, or probably non-threatening too. But the actual work, Christ no. Scary! Or something. Probably because it is quite real and there is no “flavour of the month” about it? They need to get over it, the workplace is EXCITING!.


    • James says:

      Sparky, I think the while point of systems thinking is that you must never make the mistake of forgetting that it’s a forest, by looking too hard at the individual trees. The total value of a system, an organisation, a corporation, a forest or whatever, is not the sum of it’s part, it’s the product of how the parts interact.


  2. John Liddle says:

    I’ve had some of my best times doing therapeutic base touching. It’s best with a close friend though can be also fun with strangers you’ve just met at parties. Even more so after your Knicky Knacky Noo’s been extended. So don’t knock it.


  3. You missed out geese-herding. Apparently “geese herding is becoming a very popular teambuilding activity” http://t.co/qst99qEv /via @andrewtghill. Absolutely anything AT ALL


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