Team Canvas

An easy-to-use framework to align your team

Created by

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Alex Ivanov

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Participants: 3-30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Facilitators: 1
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Objectives

  • Support team building
  • Clarify goals and address overall team performance (e.g. when you feel stuck as a team, or when you need to get a lot of stuff done);
  • Grow and onboard new team members;
  • Alignment your team (recommended every 2-3 months)

When should this session be delivered?

As a leader or facilitator, you experience moments when you need to bring team members together, clarify their goals, figure out their motivations and help them to be more aligned and productive.

Use Team Canvas to start a structured conversation with the team and bring everyone on the same page. Groups that go through Team Canvas sessions report higher clarity and alignment, with less friction and conflict.

In the long run, use Team Canvas to start shaping the team culture at your company or collective.

Who can facilitate it?

There are a few ways you could use Team Canvas during a meeting: either facilitate it offline with the whole team, or use one of online collaboration tools to do it. You can also sign up for our online training to learn how to facilitate Team Canvas sessions.

 

Check out the template details including step-by-step plan with instructions, worksheets, timings, printable schedule and more

Support materials

  • Team Canvas Template

About the author

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Alex is a strategic designer, prototyper and facilitator with 8 years experience in digital and service design. Alex is IDEO alum and Hyper Island graduate. He helped to launch 50+ websites, mobile apps and ad campaigns in various teams, building hands-on knowledge of group development.