A thinkLet is a best practice for facilitators. ThinkLets are reusable and predictable facilitation techniques that move a group through a process toward its agreed goal. Each thinkLet contains all... More > required knowledge to predictably and repeated invoke patterns of collaboration in groups, such as divergence, convergence, organization, evaluation, and building consensus. ThinkLets are building blocks for team process designs. They enable rapid development of sophisticated collaboration processes that can improve team productivity. Field experiences confirm that novice facilitators find it easy to master thinkLets. Facilitators who know thinkLets can transfer complex thinkLet-based process designs with as little as a few pages of documentation.
This book describes about 40 thinkLets in detail. They allow facilitators to create a great variety of workshop processes that are predictable, productive, and engaging for participants.< Less
When should your team engage in collaboration? Who can benefit from it? How can collaboration technologies increase productivity in more effective ways? A decade ago, the authors combined their many... More > years of experience as professional facilitators and collaboration engineers to create a design approach that would provide more useful results in half the time. The result: facilitation of technology supported collaboration has surpassed expectations by delivering 3-times the results in a quarter of the time.
This book introduces and illustrates their field-tested guidelines to handle organizational collaboration challenges, such as:
- Setting team goals
- Defining team processes
- Selecting and applying best facilitation practices
- Using appropriate collaboration tools.
Learn from the experts. Dr. de Vreede and Dr. Briggs share how their proven Collaboration Engineering and facilitation principles can be used to create lasting collaboration benefits in organizations.< Less