The Wonders of Workshops

workshop group

To do a workshop, there’s a trick

Discovering how people tick.

You’ll want to be part of the group,

You need to feel you’re in the loop.

If you just stand there, blab and spout

And talk and talk around, about,

One direction information

With minimal participation.

Then you’re not making half the most

Of what you should be, as the host.

Your job’s to energise, excite

Get people buzzing left and right!

Involve the group that’s there with you

Create dynamics, include them too.

Engagement is the key you see,

It’s not just them, it’s us and we.

Discussions causing inspiration

Ideas abound and thought creation.

And questions about how to do,

And sharing a new point of view.

A good direction, know you aims

Include some decent fun and games.

Tools, techniques, activities,

A proper process if you please.

It’s not so hard you’ll get the knack

And once you’re on that workshop track,

You start to get the buzz, you’ll see

Just how much fun it really can be.

So let’s get started, find your groove,

Take a first step, bust a move.

You can devise a workshop too,

Don’t just sit there, get up and do!

 

To find out more about my workshops on how to do your own workshop, click here!

A Problem to be Solved

problem solving

 

We’ve got a problem, need to sort it,

We need to work it out.

We need to get it all resolved,

Before we scream and shout.

 

How can we dive down to the bottom,

Of this irksome trouble?

It’s been building up for quite some time,

It’s about to burst our bubble.

 

We need to get on top of it,

To get us all together.

To put our heads in one big space,

It’s really now or never.

 

We’ll take a look at all the issues,

And make ourselves a plan.

We’ll take a look at what’s not right,

Why the project overran.

 

We’ll look at why some people left,

We’ll check the overspend.

We’ll see if there were some mistakes,

What drove us round the bend.

 

We’ll share our thoughts and have discussions,

Devise some great solutions.

We’ll all bring knowledge and ideas,

For brand new evolutions.

 

We don’t want blame we don’t want fear,

We want to be constructive.

We want to generate some plans,

No point in being disruptive.

 

Let’s analyse and all be clear,

Don’t leave out any facts.

Collective working is the deal,

We’ll fix up all the cracks.

 

Let’s organise, prioritise,

Re-envisage then devise.

Conceptualise, we must be wise,

As long as we don’t trivialise.

 

The problem will get solved for sure,

It will all be okay.

The group has worked together

And each one has had their say.