Lightning Decision Jam

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ) is a format for group decisioning. All open, unstructured discussion are replaced with a clear, timeboxed structured process. LDJ has its background in design thinking.

Levels of Commitment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Commitments are the fundaments of all collaboration. You are not alone in a certain task, challenge or endeavour if I commit myself to support, to assist, or to help you. If I refuse or withdraw my commitment you are maybe lost.
Giving and accepting commitment creates trust. I rely on your promise to be on a certain day for a certain time to support me. If you can't do this or do not show up I am disappointed. You are for me not a trustworthy person any longer. And all of a sudden commitment gets an ethical touch. Commitment is an act, not a word. - Jean-Paul Sartre.

Pass or Check-out – Take Care, Show Responsibility

Reading Time: 1 minute Do you are familiar with Death By Meetings?
As a dedicated disciple of the Core Protocols, you are generally positively inclined to everything you do.
Use the Personal Alignment protocol to identify what blocks you. – And it is your freedom and autonomy to Check-Out or to Pass whenever you think it is necessary.

Protocol Check – Prevent Getting Hijacked

Reading Time: 2 minutes Use the Protocol Check to stop being hijacked. Use the Protocol Check when you believe someone misuses a core protocol or breaks a core commitment in any way.

Show With Minimal Effort Your Respect, Commitment, Engagement, And Concerns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Use this 6 linguistic triggers and 2 communication patterns to show with minimal effort your commitment, engagement, and concerns.

The Core Protocols – Make Yourself And Your Team Great

Reading Time: 7 minutes Productive and high-performing teams need psychological safety. Jim and Michele McCarthy's Core Protocols are an instrument to ensure this safety. This set of practices enables people and teams to learn results-oriented behaviour, to enter a state of shared vision and stay there focused, to trust each other, to stay rational and healthy, to make decisions effectively, and to keep moving toward the team’s goals. The Core Protocols are patterns of human behaviour to support teams in collaboration, communication, and commitment to the common goal. As rules and guidelines, they describe how to behave properly as a team, in meetings, and in interpersonal interactions. They are best practices to become an exceptional team. 

Brown-Bag Lunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brown bag lunches are a format for internal employee training. They are an opportunity for employees to gather at lunchtime to share information about topics of interest in an informal setting. The meetings are either structured or unstructured and are used to transfer knowledge, solve problems, brainstorm and build trust among attendees.

Systemic Consensing — What the Hell is this?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Consensus is time-consuming agreement, accord. Consensing instead is defined as having no significant objection. It does not require agreement, affirmation or even preference.  Consent is reached by choosing the proposal with the least objections. The lowest level of objection — resistance — results to the highest acceptance.

Happiness Door — An Alternate Feedback Tool for Events, Workshops, and Retrospectives

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Happiness Door is one of the Management 3.0 practices. It is a tool to give feedback continuously in workshops, events, or meetings in three categories: things that make attendees happy, things they feel neutral about and things they didn’t like. Usually, it is either an empty flipchart or a collection of post-its.