Are you keen to get people collaborating, co-creating and co-constructing rather than simply being told ‘stuff’?
A great way to do this is to send out an inquiry question that will guide the get together so that people come ready to go. It's also a great way to have people gain some of that psychological safety I mentioned in my previous blog by giving them a focus for discussion and an opportunity to reflect on it BEFORE the meeting. (Hallelujah say all those who like time to think, rather than simply time to speak!)
Stale. Boring. Yawn.
20% of the room will dominate.
80% will say very little.
People will tune in when it’s their turn and then tune out.
50% in the room have heard it all before through other meetings.
Gerry from marketing will get on his normal bandwagon from 1994 and then it will be all over.
Momentum = zero.
Our Collaborative Inquiry question for the meeting is:
'What forward group and individual actions do we need to undertake to continue the project’s momentum?'
The focus will be on exploring momentum, what’s working, what’s not, what are we trying to achieve, what’s needed and by who.
Inquiry questions elevate our thinking to be one of curiosity and reflection. They focus us on wondering and seeking further perspective.
The book ISH by Lynne Cazaly is a fabulous read for those of us with a perfectionist streak. The tagline of The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough is enough to make me want to leave ironing my tea towels and sit down and have a good read.