It happens to us all. You've prepared for your workshop, sent out the pre-work and then your participants aren't ready to work. It can sometimes be hard to get participants ready to work because they are usually the ones who are running the businesses we're supporting. How much more can you really ask of them? Here are a few things I've tried over the years.
Putting time into developing and sharing pre-work will serve the entire group by having participants that are ready to achieve the meeting objectives.
Meetings are about getting people together to "meet" while workshops are about working. There is a correct time and use for each. Here are six key differences between them.
I believe the foundation of effective requirement meetings (or workshops) are a sound set of principles. These principles will guide you through when and why meetings should be called, who should attend and what outputs should come out of the meeting. I've got 5 key principles I recommend for planning effective requirement meetings.