Minimize the number of people in your meetings

How many people were at your last meeting? How many actually contributed to the meeting? And how many were silent or were checking their email? The problem as I see it is that we invite too many people without the knowledge and skills for how to facilitate that many people. More knowledge and perspectives The moreContinue reading “Minimize the number of people in your meetings”

First part of the canvas – Why are we here?

One of the first steps when planning your meeting is to help people realize what they should accomplish at the meeting. If you can clarify this in a way that you and the people who will attend can understand then you will have a good start for your meeting, and people will know how toContinue reading “First part of the canvas – Why are we here?”

Create better visualizations to make it easier to solve problems

One challenge when solving problems together is to create good visualizations of the ideas or data that you need to discuss. Scott Berinato shows a simple model and some useful tips in his article Visualizations that really work. He has two questions that I think are really good to answer before you try to design a graph or image:Continue reading “Create better visualizations to make it easier to solve problems”

Where is the problem?

This weekend we met a friend who is a freelance musician. We talked about a lot of things but especially about practice and developing yourself and your skills. When she is practicing for a new piece she will usually find one or more places that are hard to play, that she will need to practice over and over again toContinue reading “Where is the problem?”

You can now get the e-book version of Solve Problems Together

The e-book version was finally finished and is now available from Amazon, iBooks, and it should pop up in a number of other e-book stores during the next couple of days.   The e-book version should be available to buy in most countries in the world. If you have not bought all your christmas presents yet thenContinue reading “You can now get the e-book version of Solve Problems Together”

A quick overview of the book

I needed to remind myself about the different parts in the book and created this mindmap. It contains the parts I will focus on when creating more concrete tools in the upcoming months. The next step is to make this overview a bit better looking and make sure it contains enough information to be useful, while not becomingContinue reading “A quick overview of the book”

How do you help people change their behavior?

I realize that some of the tips in my book might not suit everyone nor every situation. But I think there are a lot of ideas there that would help most people if they just did it. Fogg’s behavior model says that we need three things to change our behavior: Motivation – we understand the needContinue reading “How do you help people change their behavior?”