The workshop word

We understand that the word workshop means different things to different people. A friend in the public sector once said ”isn’t that a meeting where someone talks for 3 hours and then we write on postits for 5 minutes?”. Well, that might be so, but here is our take:

A workshop is a meeting with more than three participants where:

  1. Focus is on problem solving and there has been extensive preparations for both defining the problem and collecting the right data for solving it.
  2. All participants are engaged and involved and part of all exercises and discussions as well as decision making.
  3. The solution to the problem is facilitated through solid preparations, distinct and structured workshop leadership and direct decisions before leaving the room.

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