Imagine what it would be like to have 20 high impact members of your organization talking at the same time, but in a way that everyone can be clearly heard and fully build on each other’s ideas. It’s not a concept, it’s a proven method that we have employed for over ten years of client work utilizing advanced electronic brainstorming tools in an approach we call the Advanced Strategy Lab (ASL). The Advanced Strategy Lab features base software developed by WIQ/Ynsyte that has been specifically designed to support open group brainstorming and assessment sessions. Participants are guided through a planned session agenda by a skilled facilitator who has experience in software collaboration technology as well as client subject issues. The specific tools available support a wide range of group collaboration activities:
Especially powerful in the ASL session is that all participants are active at the same time. The real-time electronic format allows for simultaneous input and the ability to actually see the input of the full group as it appears. The session is highly energizing for the participants and also creates a high level focus on the outcomes. As the participants begin to develop the key ideas, strategies, messages or concepts, they become very connected to the results which increases their overall buy-in to the process. Our professionals have conducted ASL sessions supporting strategic planning, marketing and communications strategy, employee input sessions, product development/requirements, and a broad set of focus group sessions on client product and positioning feedback.
The Advanced Strategy Center is designed to balance high tech and high talk. At times we may utilize the ASL technology and laptops for rapid input on issues and strategies, and perhaps prioritize those that matter the most. Then we would spend careful time to talk about those issues and ensure we have buy-in and understand any positive/negative implications on implementing the actions. Additionally, we have the ability to support electronic brainstorming in three distinct ways:
Finally, we have the ability to combine the best of all of our tools, and offer a blended session, consisting of a group of participants working from our center in Scottsdale, collaborating simultaneously with groups or individuals around the globe using the Advanced Strategy Lab Online.
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Advanced Tools & Techniques for Organizational Change
Advanced Strategy Center
26546 North Alma School Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255