Thinking about the structure or fabric of different elements of the meetings might be better done with the five structural elements as proposed by the Liberating Structures movement, but designing the overarching purpose, structure and elements needed works perfect with this model.Meeting designDesigning the overall structure of a meeting or event.Hyper IslandSome compare the three key elements of the model (opening up, the main content part and the closing part, or: before-during-after) to breathing: breathing in, holding your breath, and breathing out. The model has 5 elements, with outcomes being divided into tangible and intangible outcomes.
- Tangible outcomes: the concrete outcomes you need from the meeting. This is often a perfect way to start designing the content of the meeting.
- Intangible outcomes: the feelings, moods the participants and you want after the meeting. A great way to have yoy think about the vibe, atmosphere you want to set.
In November 2015, I almost died of a kidney rupture and a lung infection. It was an experience that changed my outlook on life profoundly. It was time to spend my time more wisely. First of all, I decided to make as many beautiful memories as possible. Secondly, I decided to not accept the horrible status quo of suboptimal relationships between companies and people anymore. Not as a consumer myself and certainly not as a professional. I started doing less meetings and more doings. Less powerpoints, more doing stuff. And even more than before, I obsessed about changing companies to be less about ads and more about acts – for both their customers and their colleagues. Impact is about doing. Start doing more.