2. Design your collaboration process

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Good preparation

Cartoon image titled “design your collaboration process,” with a detailed diagram stating the purpose, that is, to inspire readers to prepare processes visually, and the goal, that is, being ready to successfully run the next meeting, project, or process. The diagram contains the building blocks, the steps required, and the topics to be covered.

Good preparation

Behind any good process you will usually find good preparation. Preparing well for a process you want to facilitate will create a strong starting point for engaging participants and achieving good results. These ten process questions can help you and your colleagues do that.

Remember: Start with background and purpose. Once the purpose is formulated, the answers to the remaining questions come easier. Work with them in whatever sequence works best for the process.

Cartoon image of three people around a table, working and interacting, with all three having a common thought bubble that diagrammatically represents all the concerns that need to be addressed.
Cartoon image of three people around a table, working and interacting, with all three having a common thought bubble that diagrammatically represents all the concerns that need to be addressed.

Tool

Process Designer

Use the Process Designer to achieve a focused dialogue with your colleagues about your upcoming process. Discover new connections, see blind spots, and create the whole together.

On the template each of the ten process questions is represented by an icon, and they jointly make up a visual narrative of your entire upcoming process.

Structure of the template

The background of the process is placed on the horizon to the left. Next to this, raised up in the air, there is a place to write the purpose of the process. On the right ...

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