A Lesson from One Club

IMG_5903Golfer Bubba Watson recently played a round using one golf club, foregoing the 13 other clubs allowed in his bag during competition. He said the experience helped him develop his skills and also changed the routine.  What are ways to break-up the routine of meetings within organization.  Here are some ideas:

  • Off-site meetings (new location, travel related, even a different room)
  • Invite guest speaker
  • Meet with another board (partnering organization, similar size different sector, mentoring organization)
  • Active experience (river rafting, hike, bowling, scavenger hunt)
  • Attend conference
  • Hire facilitator
  • Webinar or online class
  • Group read- read the same book/article/packet in advance
  • Generative thinking agenda
  • Scenarios from a hat (hat tip to Whose Line is it Anyway)- select random scenarios for brainstorming sessions
  • Listening tour
  • Online poll (for board, membership, community)
  • Show and Tell- bring one idea from another enterprise that may benefit organization/operations
  • Speed Networking- one-on-one sessions for board and staff members to get to know each other
  • Change seating arrangement (new layout, standing only, bean bags, etc)
  • Invite past board members back for update and advice
  • Start meeting with a mini-TED Talk from one board/staff member
  • Spark- reflect on how organizations best ideas were generated
  • Graphic facilitation- illustrate the organization’s current status and future potential graphically




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