Creativity workshops thrive on team collaboration. Building on the ideas of others, getting direct reactions, starting together with an energizer.
How is that possible without working together in one place?
Remote workshops can be just as successful as on-site meetings - but there are some stumbling blocks to be considered.
As in on-site sessions, the person in charge has to clarify the framework of the workshop in detail.
→ The participants need a detailed briefing from you - on communication rules, tools, set-up for inputs and team sessions, the process and necessary materials.
The camera on the laptop is mandatory - dialing in by phone is nonsense. In a creativity session the participants must be able to see each other and work together. Check the technology including your internet connection in a dry run, two or three days before the workshop starts. That way you can correct errors in case of doubt.
During a remote session, the moderator must be even better organized than on site.
→ Overall, the duration of the workshop should be shortened. Split your workshop into two rounds of four hours each rather than eight hours of remote interaction. Even with the most modern technology you should not exhaust a full day, rather give homework for the time between the workshops.
There are numerous collaboration tools that allow you to place digital post-its on team whiteboards, make connections, and discuss at different locations.
Together with you we will find the best setup to make your creativity workshops a success even remotely.
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