Fredrik Bauer, professional facilitator and moderator, dedicated to saving the world from boring and ineffective meetings shares how he uses Idea Hunt for his idea generation sessions.
Mötesutveckling help companies and individuals to plan and shape meetings and training that involve the participants. Fredrik Bauer, founder, believes that we are stuck in old habits of what meetings and trainings are supposed to be and want to make a difference. The company offers services within meeting management, facilitation and organisational development.
Bauer is often called upon to host ideation sessions. Often large groups, it is not unusual for the groups to include about 70 participants. The participants’ ages and educational background are often very diverse, representing all divisions of organisations.
Fredrik needed a tool to be able to collect and develop ideas and input from such large groups, during a limited time. Using Idea Hunt empowers him and his participants to create a large amount of ideas, without making the documentation unreasonably time consuming.
Bauer use the Word cloud and Brainstorming templates for his ideation session. He made this choice based on the result he wanted; both tangible ideas, as well as inspiration for continued work.
By leveraging participant smartphones or laptops, you eliminate the need for additional materials to record and submit ideas, as well as the time consuming task of manually recording those ideas either during or after the session.
After the activities for collecting input, ideas can be displayed and evaluated in a collaborative effort, in order to find the top most actionable or impactful ones.
When the time comes to finish the meeting, all participants gather in their regular work teams to start drafting the first parts of an action plan. Each team manager then presents his or her team’s conclusions, and Bauer summarise these on a whiteboard. All exported results from the activities hosted using Idea Hunt, as well as a picture of the whiteboard, are then sent to the company for further development.
Due to Idea Hunt’s automatic documentation there was is need to transcribe post its or flip charts, allowing the company to start working with the material directly after the meeting.
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