Right now we all feel the need to do something proactive to chart the way ahead through this seemingly endless array of turmoil that presents itself day after day. We seem to spend far too much time on tasks which generate little or no revenue. I would prefer to be developing the practice. But where to start? who do I turn to?
When looking for new ideas we often turn to conferences or experiences of others when a great starting place is right under your nose – you and your team – after all, who knows most about what works and what doesn’t, particularly as related to your practice. So, before you start contemplating which of the latest gizmos, or robo thingo’s, you should embrace, start with a discovery workshop. What you need is a simple way to get what you need out on the table through a well structured workshop with your team. Ask them to apply their combined intelligence to your business to determine where you as a team need to focus to improve things for the future. In particular – what is broken!
Experience shows that some of the best ideas come from the most unexpected sources and by working as a team you will together reach an aligned position that is a great foundation for the necessary changes that lie ahead. Importantly, while some innovation is based on the use of new technology, lots of innovation in processes and communication can be achieved with our current technology, and generally speaking can be executed with a minimum of fuss.
Look out for our next post where we talk about getting the best from a workshop with your team and cover the necessary preparation and facilitation of your workshop.