Our approach

Start small, start now

Eager to kickstart your change adventure but wondering about our approach? Read on!

Our philosophy is to start prototyping in your organization in a simple, yet effective way.

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Where to start

Prototyping is an easy way to start achieving your goals in a participative way. But how to start, you may wonder? We recommend to start small. Try this way of change first with two or three teams and only a few experiments.

But first, your organization has to define its goals and boundaries in order for the teams to start. 

Following these three simple steps: define, prototype, scale. When you already have your team informed and your goals ready, skip the first step, and start prototyping right away! This will help you to start small and more importantly: start now!

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STEP 1:

Define

Measure your state

Before you start to reinvent your organization, it will help to know where you are right now. In other words: measure your current state. What is your work engagement? Do you give enough trust to your employees? Are they autonomous enough?

Setting goals

Now that you have analyzed the results of your measurements, it’s time to set some goals. What do you like to achieve and what progress do you want to see? This is the starting point for your teams to work on the subjects that will improve your organization for the better!

Define your strategy

This is an important part. What will your strategy be for changing your organization for the better? Our experience is that you want to start small. Start with a couple of teams. You can start horizontally (level), vertically (silo), or randomly (team). This step will be important each time when you scale this way of working.

Trust the methodology

Don’t only trust the methodology, but also trust your teams. They are in control of the change. They should have the trust and ability to make the first steps.

Where to start

When you have chosen your strategy, it’s time to think about which teams to start with. Step 2 can be your starting point when you already have your strategy and goals figured out.

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At the start of this step, we use our Prototyping Work change-ready scan. It will give us insight into what teams want to, can, and are allowed to start the change.

Training

Now that we have the insight we need, it’s time to get the necessary knowledge to your teams. We will teach your employees how they use the methodology.

Kickstart

The teams are ready to begin. In a kickstart session, we will discuss the goals which are set in the previous step. As a team, we will create subtargets, or themes. This will be our starting point for our first sprint!

Start prototyping

Here we go! The teams will start creating and validating their first prototypes. The first steps towards a better workplace have been taken! Get more information about prototyping to understand why.

STEP 2:

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STEP 3:

Scale

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Evaluate

After a couple of months, the first teams will have done several sprints and will have created all kinds of prototypes. They have experienced failures, successes, and learnings. Now it’s time to measure the results, see the engagement insights and energy levels of your teams. You won’t be disappointed!

Scale

Other teams can join in as well. In our experience, the first teams become the ambassadors for other teams. They will tell the story and make others curious. Think back to your strategic choices and make the next steps to achieve your goals. Prototyping will spread like wildfire!

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Do it yourself

This way of changing is here to stay. When you are ready, your employees can start to become facilitators for your teams. They can be trained, so they can organize the sessions your teams need themselves.

Need more help to start Prototyping?

Check out our introduction tasters!

Our Prototyping Tasters are digital sessions where you can experience the methodology first-hand, alone or with your team. We will go into more depth than described here and give more attention to the rhythm of change: prototyping in a continuous flow, for the best results.

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