Workshop formats are very well suited for intensive work, feedback and exchange in smaller groups. For example, to obtain feedback from the management team in order to concretize, develop or consolidate the strategy as it evolves. Also, one or more workshops provide an excellent way of working out divisional strategies and planning their concrete implementation (e.g. in the form of projects).
We rely on dynamic workshop formats, involving co-creative and very efficient collaboration. This makes it possible to view and work on several topics simultaneously within a short time frame and to integrate different perspectives.
Large Group Event
This form of event is particularly suitable for enabling communication between many people and at the same time involving them, which engenders positive emotions as well as a sense of taking part in a new venture. There are different event-related formats, e.g. townhall events, open spaces, world café or even ‘classical’ information events. You can learn more about our services for large group events here.
Management Newsletter and Blog
A newsletter and/or a blog are well suited for ongoing process communication. They are very useful for providing regular updates that are intended for all managers and employees. It is important that this format is not confined to a single message, and if it is used at all it should be employed on an ongoing basis.
Brown Bag Sessions
Brown bag sessions are a more informal format with small groups (up to 20 participants) to enable an exchange of information on very specific topics. It is a very direct format that removes inhibitions and makes space for deeper insights to emerge. The procedure is usually as follows: a short impulse talk from an expert is followed by a casual exchange of views to examine the topic from several sides and find answers.
By the way, why ‘brown bag session’? The name arises from the idea that such a meeting generally takes place at lunchtime and the participants have their ‘take away’ food with them when they exchange ideas.
This format refers to obtaining feedback from a randomly selected group of managers and employees at regular intervals. The primary aim is to systematically and regularly assess the current mood at several levels. Questions are frequently asked to probe how clear and comprehensible the strategy is, how the process and communication are perceived and what the respondents feel most about it. This provides a regular check on the effectiveness and credibility of communication.