Agile LeadershipBusinessCoachingDigitalisationGeneral21. May 2021MORE EFFICIENCY IN ONLINE WORKSHOPS WITH AGILE WORKING METHODS

Online workshops are often used as means for overcoming spatial distance when working in dispersed teams. However, despite their popularity, too many online meetings end fruitlessly. Agile frameworks offer a multitude of tools to overcome the challenges of online workshops.
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After more than a year of working from home, the need for effective collaboration & information exchange is still as present as ever. Online workshops are often used as means for overcoming spatial distance when working in dispersed teams.

However, despite their popularity, too many online meetings end fruitlessly with no clear result or action plan. Dwindling concentration and motivation, missing sense of unity and team spirit or insufficient meeting planning and preparation can impose great challenges on creative working.

Agile frameworks offer a multitude of tools to overcome the challenges of remote working

Agile frameworks help solving complex problems by relying on transparency, empiricism, iteration, lean thinking, etc., which turned out to be very useful for anticipating the inefficiencies of remote meetings, too:

Lean Thinking is a transformational framework that aims at focusing on essentials and reducing waste, helps keeping the concentration during online meetings high and provides guidance for goal-oriented workshop facilitation.

Agile frameworks like Scrum instruct on creating opportunities for inspecting progress, collecting feedback and adapting working approaches to create transparency and ensure everyone is going in the same direction. This iterative approach creates alignment and commitment despite missing direct communication and makes sure the team builds trust and rapport.

By focusing on the principles of empiricism and basing decisions on facts rather than assumptions, Agile also enables measuring progress and visualizing workshop results, e.g. by means of the „Definition of Done“. This helps ensuring that the meeting is directly and verifiably contributing to the set company objectives.

To learn more about how your company can utilize Agile to enhance remote working, please reach out to us. We can support you by conceptualizing & facilitating remote workshops and coaching teams in adopting the Agile mindset and toolset.

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