Action Templates for Better Collaboration

Posted on by Robin Brooking


Sometimes the most useful way to get people to collaborate together is to give them a piece of paper or wall or document that has pre-determined fields that they need to fill out. It doesn't get much simpler or more effective than this. 


1) The simplest is to just put a matrix in PowerPoint with the objectives you are trying to reach. Download an example PowerPoint template here


2) If you want to spice it up a little (haha) you can create a graphical template to encourage people to put more time into their work and presentation of it. 


3) Perhaps the most effective is when you use an entire whiteboard or flip charts or foam core and create a full  size template on this. This encourages the whole team to work together on the answers and then present in one consistent format. 


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