Below is a sequence of activities for a quick 2-hour strategic workshop for a group of 8 people.
Context: A leadership group that wanted to align on the future and make some actions based on the current political, social, economic and technological assumptions.
Prime directive: We used the Futurospectivee prime directive
Hope and confidence come from proper involvement and a willingness to predict the unpredictable. We will fully engage on this opportunity to unite around an inclusive vision, and join hands in constructing a shared future.’ – Paulo Caroli and TC Caetano on FunRetrospectives.com
Activity: Defining Nirvana (with the 1-2-4-all filtering)
In 30 minutes, the group defined what good looks like (the nirvana) for the future. We used the filtering 1-2-4-all for building it up.
Activity: PEST Analysis
In 60 minutes, the group had a great conversation on the Political, Economics, Social and Technological factors and how believe they would impact their business in the future.
The group answered the following questions:
- Political: What is the political situation? how can it affect us?
- Economics: What are the prevalent economic factors?
- Social : What are the determinant social attitudes, trends, and behaviors? How much does these affect us?
- Technological : What technological advances and innovations we should be looking at?
Activity: Action itens
The last part of the workshop was about bringing it all together, having conversations and taking for the action items. The activity was explained like this:
Based on the long-term nirvana and our current assumptions from the PEST analysis, what are the actions items we should focus on?
Check out: One word before leaving.
We closed the workshop with each participant writing and saying one word before leaving the meeting.
Template on Mural
Please find below a Mural template with these activities sequence in case you have a similar workshop coming up.