FACILITATION – SHOULD FOUNDERS & CEOs POSSESS THIS SKILL?

Facilitating great meetings and workshops is an ever-important skill when managing constant change with teams for best outcome. Most teams tend to focus their energy on reaching goals quickly, not leaving enough room for shared insights and learnings. Consequently, teams often undermine the long-term success of the business. Good facilitation helps solve these difficulties by balancing discussions, focus, and priorities. 

In addition, as sprints are becoming a mainstream agile method for product development, should not management be structured the same way?

Running sprints means team meetings every other week and intense work in between with fast progress checks. Team meetings become CRUCIAL:
💡One great meeting or workshop can lift spirits and push for progress in amazing ways!
💡One really bad meeting can destroy the whole sprint!

Team time in meetings and workshops is the most expensive time spent in a business. Use this time well. Be humble and train, train, train… Remember, Rome was not built in one day… 

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NEVER FORGET TO VALIDATE THE MARKET – 5 STEPS FOR CUSTOMER & MARKET VALIDATION

When a business is initiated there is a lot of focus on customers, their needs, and problems. The whole company is built around solving the actual problem and everybody is highly engaged to serve the first clients. However, as the company grows it becomes hard to get employees to stay focused and to stay true to the mission – What is the actual “beef” that attracts new customers and keeps core customers coming back and buying over and over again? Continue reading “NEVER FORGET TO VALIDATE THE MARKET – 5 STEPS FOR CUSTOMER & MARKET VALIDATION”