Everything we do is about helping people work better together.

A DesignForum is a 1-to-3-day workshop for a group of stakeholders who need to quickly align around a decision, an action-plan, or a change imperative. A DesignForum integrates the knowledge and experience of all interested parties to identify a plausible and implementable solution that is tailor made by them, for them.

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An Acceleration Zone is a dedicated space for groups to build, test and execute solutions using an innovative approach while being supported by a small team of facilitators and graphic facilitators. Rounds of iterative, collaborative work guide groups to accelerated decisions on projects. All while reducing cost and risk.

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We work with Boards, executives, and leadership teams to align around strategy and build detailed implementation plans. This often involves discreet focused work with a small group of senior executives, which is then built-on throughout the organization, involving everyone along the way, building understanding and ownership.

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Participants at large conferences usually have to manage the trade-off between learning and networking. Our collaborative workshops can be built in to conference and convention programs to offer participants the opportunity to learn by working together. They leave engaged, connected, and informed.

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We help executive teams perform better. Our mix of large-scale workshops (DesignFora) and long-term, on-site support (Matter Labs) helps organizations permanently breakdown silos, reduce friction, and maximize cross-functional collaboration.

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Generali, Global Communications Council, Munich, October 12-13-14, 2016.


Focus Groups are typically employed to test new product, ideas and messages with potential customers. Focus groups help companies consult their stakeholders in order to gain input and build confidence that a chosen path or strategy will be well received. Matter’s approach to Focus Groups is built on the premise that the best products and the most robust strategies result from co-design and honest collaboration between a company and its customers.

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Communities of practice, of interest, of stakeholders. We help you discover the shared identity and collective ambition that can make a community take on a life of its own.

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When the ink has dried, and new partners have not yet come together, our collaborative methods help accelerate value capture while reducing cost, risk, and friction. The people most affected by change are the key drivers of that change, involved in everything from goal-setting to project design to the launch of the new organization.

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A new leader in a demanding role has little time to take stock, chart a course, and act. Our collaborative tool-kit enables leaders early in their mandate to build their team the right way on day one and to leverage the experience of veterans while challenging their assumptions and creating space for genuine innovation and new direction.

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