In the age of digital, we still use analogue tools for meetings and workshops, with blank canvases like whiteboards, flip charts and notebooks as the rule. Why start from zero every time? Instead, MethodKit has collected the most important bits and pieces to get you started, and to further develop your ideas. A framework that allows creativity. What you create is up to you. MethodKit for Team Development is an analogue tool designed to help you structure and organise your teamwork for greater effectiveness, creativity and results. Built around a versatile set of cards, the kit can be used in a range of ways, from project kick-off workshops, to team reflections, coaching sessions and more.
To help you structure and organise your teamwork for greater effectiveness, creativity and results
MethodKit is an analogue tool for meetings and workshops or even individual idea development. The cards are flexible frameworks where each card represents a different perspective Examples could be: goals, team, budget, roles & responsibilities.
There are no rules or right amount of players for the MethodKit decks.
Arrange the cards to define and structure your thoughts around them. Use them for discussing, planning and organizing. They are building-blocks that create visual overview of your project or team, to realize what needs to be prioritized and what is missing. They can used for idea development, coaching sessions, client meetings, in workshops and to facilitate meetings.
Use the various techniques below individually or in combination together with your team.
Sorting is a convenient way of making decisions or selecting ideas. Things fall into one of the two categories. Something that can be used to for example understand…
- The scope of the project
- Agenda of a meeting
- What’s important and not
Use the cards as headlines for sorting your thoughts and ideas. Post a selection of cards on the wall and co-create lists under each card.
Place the cards on a table/wall. Decide which ones are important. If you are a group, let everyone pick one or more cards and add to the “What we need to talk about” section.
Use post-it notes to cluster your ideas around different cards on a table, wall or whiteboard. Discuss how they relate to each other, draw arrows or place them accordingly, in a mind-map fashion.
ALIGN THE GROUP
Discuss the importance of different things. Place the cards you don’t agree on in-between the unimportant and important group.
Create a visual timeline on the wall representing a project or period of work for the team. Decide when to focus on what by arranging selected cards on the timeline.
Source: Hyper Island toolbox
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