Facilitating remote collaborative meetings

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When working at a large enterprise, teams are sometime dispersed across long distances. This makes running meetings a nightmare, especially if the meeting is meant to be  grounded in Design Thinking methodology, filled with divergent and convergent sticky note activities.  The video bellow nails the awkwardness of conference calls.  If you participate in this type of meeting, I am sure you will be able to relate.

Over the past year I’ve experimented with a variety of approaches to remote facilitation of collaborative design workshops, that you’d typically find in organization that do “design thinking” activities. Bellow are some of my experiences, as well as some of the products that came out of a discussion i had at a recent Lean Enterprise Unconferance. Continue reading “Facilitating remote collaborative meetings”