It’s time to create the most effective organizational prototype, here’s how you do that. Based on dozens of workshops and created prototypes. A perfect organizational prototype is small, tangible and really achievable in a given timeframe. You have to have very clear what steps you are going to take, to validate the prototype.
We created The Prototyping.work Canvas to help you turn great ideas into real tangible organizational Prototypes. Use this Canvas for every prototype and get creative! Use the examples on this site to get you started.
What theme (or category) or you going to focus on to prototype. On our site we use the 3 main themes, inspired by Daniel Pink’s research to what really motivates us. He describes 3 themes:
It is also very important know who the target group is. So, who is it for? An individual? A team? A department?
Or are you aiming big: for the whole organization? Keep in mind that a successfull prototype does have a clear target group, it’s far more easy to prototype in a smaller group then in a big one.
What is the case for this prototype ? Why is the change needed? What is not working the way you want it to work.
Think of a small, experimental way to start the change you want for the theme & targetgroup.
So now you have to define when this prototype is a success
Is it possible to start with the prototype right away? The two questions you can ask yourself are:
If not, redesign your prototype. If yes, write down what resources you need.
Creating a prototype is a small model of the real change. So it’s time to think about ‘after the prototype phase’.
An effective prototype does not only have a fixed scope and target group, but also a fixed time frame. So agree on the date the prototype period ends, and thus the moment you evaluate the results.
Your prototype can get even better if you share it with the community. By post it on this platform and get feedback in Slack or on the platform.
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