Kipling List

The Kipling List is taken from a very short poem by Rudyard Kipling: “I had six serving men, they taught me all I knew, there … Read more

Matrix Diagram & QFD

Matrix Diagrams are an excellent device for encouraging methodical exploration of all of the potential ways that one set of things can influence another, for … Read more

Multi-Channel Templates

See: The concept of a multi-channel approach Multi-Channel Involvement is about using alternative forms of input to the meeting. The standard input to a meeting tends … Read more

Impact/Ease Grid

The Impact/Ease grid is a four-box model (a 2×2 positioning chart) for plotting solutions (or ideas or strategies) to reflect the impact of taking them … Read more

Brainstorming

Brainstorming is probably the best known, the most-used, and the most misused tool in creative work within organisations. Essentially it is a free-form technique for … Read more

Effects Database

The Effects Database is a useful tool for applying the principles of TRIZ quickly and easily to problems and idea generation. It has been created … Read more

Mixed meetings and mediums

For centuries, meetings have been our key mechanism for collaboration, but the nature of collaboration is changing as never before, and with it, the concept … Read more

‘Parking Lot’ Principles

A ‘Parking Lot’ is an extremely useful device for ensuring your meetings keep on track with the full support and attention of the attendees. Essentially, … Read more

iFrames to support meeting tools

iFrames are meeting templates; large workspaces which encourage simultaneous participation from everyone. They provide the means for everyone to engage: to contribute and ‘listen’ at … Read more