|DesignShop Event Support
Williston Geophysical NavCenter Facility
The last two days have been very intense but also a lot of
fun. The participants accomplished so much--it was incredible. They left at 6:00pm
and we just finished resetting the space for tomorrow's events at 8:00. We ended
with a circle-up to celebrate the success of the event and talk about next steps.
The participants gathered to redesign the order fulfillment tracking system to reduce
inventory, speed delivery and improve accuracy. They met their objective and a small
team will continue to work with some of us on the KreW tomorrow to finish the design.
This is a shot of
the Radiant Room on the morning of the second day of the DesignShop
event taken from the documentor's position. You can see the remote collaboration
and video conferencing unit in the center of the wall.
Here some of the
participants are engaged in a "take a panel" exercise. They've
each got one section of WorkWall units to put their ideas on.
|The Stable Relationship of Three was
modified slightly for an event as large as a DesignShop process: There
were five of us on KreW. But the three positions were always filled--someone
up front, a sponsor aware of the process in the middle, and someone in
the back. At one point we had three scribes on the wall. One captured
the words and concepts, one made connections between concepts and labeled
them, and the third added glyphs, icons and drawings. The other two KreW
captured words on the computer and reset the environment for the next
|Stepping up worked a little differently as well. After each
module we reassessed what needed to be done and changed our organization and tasks
to match. I got a crash course in scribing early on the first day and was up in front
of the group on the second day having a blast.
Since I am fairly new at this, I chose a buddy to help me out during the
DesignShop event. Yeah, you heard that right--I chose my buddy, not the
other way around. Lots of things seem to be upside down in this Center
but so far it all works.
Now the participants are sharing
their "take a panel" work. There was so much energy in the space during
this exercise--lots of people talking, listening, asking questions, understanding,
This picture shows the entrance
to the NavCenter. The "Cortex" is on the right and our KWIB for the week
is sitting behind a wing. Part of the library can be seen on the left.
|We all practiced another of the Rules
of Engagement: Being There. It's maybe the most important of them all--if
you do it right, everything else falls into place. The idea is that we
each choose constantly to actively engage with the work and with each
other. Or we choose not to--it's up to us--and everyone trusts everyone
else to behave with integrity towards the client and each other. There's
no make work in the Center, and no one who's just along for the ride sticks
around for long. We really work at making the NavCenter envrionment a
safe place to be honest and a safe place to create.
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