Setting Objectives and Key Questions

The objective for, and key question of, your workshop are critical to getting an outcome - they are, in essence, the most important part of the configuration as they steer your participants towards the ideas you need to get out of your workshop.

As such, we always recommend putting some time into setting your objective and key question. Things to consider include:

  • In Axis, you can always set it initially and come back to it before you start the workshop. This gives you the opportunity to think about it before the workshop starts.
  • Draft it first, and then share with your colleagues or participants to potentially iterate on it and develop it collectively
  • Try to be specific and value focussed - so if at all possible aim for a percentage improvement in something, or specifically call out that you're looking for 2, 3, 4 (etc.) ideas to improve something
  • Make sure the key question is actually a question - and consider the methods you've selected in order to get the most out of it. For instance, if you're using a 2D Matrix, consider using a key question that reflects the axes you've used - Β for instance for an 'Effort vs Value' matrix perhaps set a question that is looking to 'maximise value and minimise effort'
  • Give us a shout! Axis and its partners have decades of expertise running workshops and would be happy to provide some support


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