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LoMo - meetings but better

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Speed up meetings - human, self organising, fast, energetic interactions that get stuff created, decided and organised in the minimum time.

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LoMo - meetings but better

  1. 1. LOMO = MEETINGS BUT BETTER LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  2. 2. “I FIND MEETINGS UPLIFT ME AND ARE A VALUABLE USE OF MY TIME. I WISH WE HAD MORE” f**k meetings ~ SAID NO ONE EVER ~ LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  3. 3. REASONS WE HATE MEETINGS 1. SPEND TOO MUCH TIME IN THEM 2. DON’T GET ENOUGH OUT OF THEM 3. BUST MY ZEN FOR THE WHOLE DAY 3 LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  4. 4. AREN’TWE BETTERAT MEETINGS? LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS why
  5. 5. ONE OF THE REASONS: WE’RE PACK ANIMALS. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  6. 6. ONE OF THE REASONS: WE’RE PACK ANIMALS. STAYING IN THE TRIBE IS HARD-WIRED INTO US FROM THE DAYS WHEN BEING OUTSIDE OF THE TRIBE MEANT LOOKING OUT FOR TIGERS 24 HOURS A DAY. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  7. 7. PUT US TOGETHER IN GROUPS AND WE INSTINCTIVELY TRY TO STAY SAFE IN THE ‘TRIBE’ BY 1. DEMONSTRATING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND VALUE 2. COMPLYING WITH OR CHALLENGING THE ‘LEADER’ 3. MAKING ALLIANCES 4. AVOIDING BEING SEEN AS WRONG. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  8. 8. THE PROBLEM IS, STAYINGSAFE IN THE TRIBE IS MAKING US INEFFECTIVE LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  9. 9. THE PROBLEM IS, STAYINGSAFE IN THE TRIBE IS MAKING US INEFFECTIVE WE WANT TO LABEL IDEAS AS GOOD/BAD AND MINE/YOURS LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  10. 10. THE PROBLEM IS, STAYINGSAFE IN THE TRIBE IS MAKING US INEFFECTIVE PREFERING TO BE SEEN AS RIGHT CAN MAKE US DEFENSIVE OR CRITICAL OR PRESENT ONLY A POSITIVE VIEW OR AVOID CONFLICT LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  11. 11. THE PROBLEM IS, STAYINGSAFE IN THE TRIBE IS MAKING US INEFFECTIVE FEELING UNHEARD IN A MEETING MAKES US FEEL UNVALUED AND DISENGAGED LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  12. 12. THE PROBLEM IS, STAYINGSAFE IN THE TRIBE IS MAKING US INEFFECTIVE SOMETIMES THE DESIRE NOT TO BE ‘RUDE’ MEANS WE DON’T ACT CONGRUENTLY LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  13. 13. AND THE WAY WE HAVE ALWAYS RUN MEETINGS IS CONSPIRING TO MAINTAIN THIS LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  14. 14. • The agenda is often unclear - what does ‘discuss’ or ‘review’ actually mean? • We muddle together information sharing, idea generation and decision making. • Roles are unclear - why am I here? how can I best contribute? • There is usually no process, beyond an agenda and a timeframe. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS FOR EXAMPLE
  15. 15. AND IT’S NOT QUITE AS SIMPLE AS TIGHTENING UP THE WAY WE DO MEETINGS - AS THE ROOT IS AN ORGANISATIONAL MINDSET THAT NEEDS TO SHIFT. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS MORE CONTROL MORE TRUST ONE PERSON DICTATES TEAM SELF ORGANISES YOU HAVE TO YOU’RE INVITED YOU’RE TOLD YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE
  16. 16. LET’S FLIP THAT LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS hang on
  17. 17. WE COULD REINVENT MEETINGS TO BE HIGH TRUST, SELF-ORGANISING, RADICALLY HONEST, HUMAN INTERACTIONS? LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS what if
  18. 18. TRANSFORM MEETINGS TO GIVE PEOPLE A SAFE WAY TO EXPERIENCE A FAST, AGILE, HIGH TRUST, SELF-RESPONSIBLE CULTURE - AND SEE THAT CATCH FIRE ACROSS THE ORGANISATION? LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS could we
  19. 19. THE SHORT ANSWER IS AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS don’t know let’s try
  20. 20. LOMO IS A WAY TO TALK/WORK TOGETHER IN A GROUP THAT IS HIGH TRUST, SELF- ORGANISED, DATA-DRIVEN, HUMAN-LED - AND VERY CLEAR AND HONEST LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS The LoMo ecosystem of meetings makes it safe and obvious how to access a fast, agile new culture.
  21. 21. RICOH TRIED IT OUT ON A TEAM OF EIGHT AND AFTER 8 WEEKS THEY SAID OK GREAT. LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS “We spend about 70% less time in meetings now - we go to more but they’re shorter and 10x better”
  22. 22. LOMO DEFINES CLEAR TYPES OF MEETINGS THAT HAVE A CLEAR GOAL AND ARE FAST AND EFFECTIVE and provides a paper or digital meeting canvas to work from so that everyone feels safe moving to a new way of working LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  23. 23. WHAT’STHE DIFFERENCE? MEETINGS LOMOS LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS Power is given to Control Attendees Clarity Visibility Personal goals Paperwork Preparation Most influential / highest paid person Prevent ‘bad’ meetings by controlling If you’re invited, you should go Content clear, context unclear Filter what is shared from a meeting Airtime, power, being right Make own notes. Type up shared notes. Use preparation to control outcome 1. The data 2. Our human senses Self organise. Trust each other & the process Go if you can contribute, leave if you can’t Context crystal clear Make every part of meeting transparent Jointly search for the truth Work on shared canvas. Take & share photos. Minimise time away from value adding work
  24. 24. THE LOMO CANVASES PURPOSE LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS DECIDE IT PRIORITISE IT START IT EXPLORE IT UNBLOCK IT CHECK IN IMPROVE IT HELP ME UNDERSTAND IT SHOW ME Evaluate which options to choose (i.e. work to be done) by each adding data Reprioritise the work based on updated information Quickstarting new work so that the team is totally clear and ready to self-organise the work Open up lots of new ideas and options for solving a problem Solve multiple small problems or discussions by self-building agenda in first five minutes Update each other quickly and unblock anything that’s stuck, gain clarity and ownership Learn and build on what worked. Learn and change what didn’t work. Continuously improve. Ask for and get the support you need quickly Deeply understand the source of an issue. Make progress and blockers visible to others for empathy, learning and problem solving
  25. 25. CANVASESWE’LL COVER TODAY LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS DECIDE IT EXPLORE IT CHECK IN IMPROVE IT SHOW IT
  26. 26. LoMo is inspired by: OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY CLEAN COMMS AGILE HOLACRACY TEAL LEAN START UP LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS
  27. 27. READY TO START? LoMoLOW TECH MOMENTS FREE.ME@LOMO-MEETINGS.CO.UK

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