We believe …
… that the best answers – those that get implemented and make a lasting difference – are those that come from within.
A DesignForum is a 2-3 day workshop for a large, heterogeneous group of stakeholders who need to quickly achieve alignment around a decision, an action-plan, or a change imperative. Matter has a unique transformation management methodology built on a few fundamental elements:
A DesignForum takes participants on a quest of shared discovery, collective buy-in and alignment around self-built solutions. It integrates the knowledge and experience of all interested parties to identify a plausible and implementable solution.
Unlike most other facilitation methodologies, a DesignForum provides increasing returns to scale: the ability to address complex issues grows with each additional participant and the effectiveness increases exponentially with each additional day of work.
In a DesignForum everyone has an essential role in creating the solution: therefore there are no observers; only participants.
Participants typically fall into three categories
People who decide: Executives, top managers and explicit decision-makers.
People who know: Line managers and others who have a deep knowledge of the issues in question and understand the variables that make change possible.
People who implement: those who will take ownership of decisions and solution elements and will ensure that these are implemented.
Three phases build understanding and alignment in a DesignForum:
Develops a shared language, to deeply understand assumptions and context, to define the real issues and solutions.
Simulates alternative scenarios, to stress test ideas, that ultimately develop what is needed to succeed.
Drives towards a detailed solution, to develop agreed-upon long-term and short-term actions.
Together with the sponsor team we create engaging and highly collaborative work experiences for participants. We focus on transforming a passive audience into active participants, creating a unique context for connections and relationships that last over time.
Our collaborative methodology allows participants to:
• learn from each other;
• network at a strategic and operational level;
• develop insight through group problem solving;
• define concrete solutions and action plans, with a strong commitment to implementation.
This approach can be of enormous value for:
• Strategy & Transformation;
• Operational Improvement;
• Post-merger Integration;
• Innovation and Sustainability;
• High-Impact Learning and O -Site Events;
• Focus Groups;
• Leadership Team Re-boot.