Workshop Wednesday is a new online community that enables learning the skills of facilitating result-driven workshops while balancing fun and results.
We help creatives, makers, thinkers, and action takers to break the status quo on the work floor. 👊
We worked in highly effective teams.
We also worked in highly dysfunctional organisations.
By changing the status quo in those organisation, we were able to bring back fun and results.
Because of that, we know we don't have to accept:
There are better ways of working. One with a healthy work-life balance.
When working with a group of like-minded people, magical things can happen.
Impactful, lasting change can be made.
Which allows you to do meaningful work in less than 8 hours a day.
So you can spent the other time with your friends and family.
One doesn't have to suffer from the other.
We are here to spark that change. ⚡️
1. a room or building in which goods are manufactured or repaired.
2. a meeting at which a group of people engages in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project.
When used in the right way, meetings can be highly effective to collaborate with other people to achieve your goals.
The problem with 95% of meetings is they are not used in the right way.
They are a complete waste of time.
Workshops make meetings effective.
Workshops require preparation, a well thought out schedule, and concrete deliverables you work on together.
That takes time. That's why so little people take the time to prepare.
The Workshop Wednesday will help you save time to facilitate highly effective workshops today.
I've been running workshops for the past 10 years. I've worked with 100+ teams in organisations of any shape and size. Along the way, I learned that only two things matter for a business to be successful:
This is why I love learning and sharing insights about Workshops, Agile, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, and Liberating Structures. They are essential to create meaningful impact at scale.
Workshop Wednesday is founded on ten principles. They guide our daily decisions and help to connect with likeminded people.
Having fun brings better results.
Work in 2020 is mostly about doing what your boss or client is telling you, but rarely about what would make the world a better place.
"One day, whilst enjoying his evening meal at a restaurant, Pablo Picasso—the world’s most influential artist at the time—got interrupted by a fan who handed over a napkin to him and said, “could you sketch something for me? I’ll pay you for it. Name your price.”
In response, Picasso pulled out a charcoal pencil from his pocket and swiftly sketched an image of a goat.
The man reached out to collect the napkin, but Picasso withheld it. “You owe me $100,000,” he said.
The man was outraged. “$100,000? Why? That took you no more than 30 seconds to draw!”
Picasso then crumpled up the napkin and stuffed it into his jacket pocket. “You are wrong,” he said.
“It took me 40 years.”
Have a look at all the workshop formats.
Our community is the strongest asset we have.
Take this manifesto for example. We started looking at what works well for organizations we admire (The Correspondent, Nike, Growth.Design, Drift, Spotify). By remixing and improving we can come to better results in less time.
We never want money or status to be the reason why someone can’t get access to our digital community. If you really can’t afford a monthly or annual subscription to Workshop Wednesday, just contact us, and we’ll give you a 1-year membership for free.
Alternatively, our referral program gives you one month of free access if you refer 3 friends or colleagues.
Having enough money to support yourself and your family removes a lot of stress. Only being focussed on money adds a lot of stress. That's why we recognise ourselves in the F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early)-movement. To live a rich and meaningful live, you don't have to be a millionaire.
Being open and honest removes a lot of weight from your shoulders. Even better, being transparent about failures makes clear what people you want to surround yourself with.
You can only learn what's around the corner, until you have a look at it. Use simple, but effective ways to gain more knowledge. Sometimes, it's as easy as walking to the corner. And sometimes you need a rocket to get there.