Define your challenges

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Define your challenge is an exercise which allows teams to rapidly and collectively explore - then prioritise key challenges. It’s based on intuitive feeling rather than over-thinking.. It is a good exercise to use to initiate reflection and dialogue around common challenges.

15 -30 min
Post-its, pens


  • Ask the participants to write down the 10 biggest challenges for their company. One per post-it.

  • Next, tell them to pick the least important post-it and throw it away. Or, if you’re feeling more - the least important 2 or 3 at a time. Give only 10 to 30 seconds each time.

  • Continue this until you only have 1 or 2 post-its left (depending on your preference).

  • Invite the participants one by one to put their post-it on the wall speaking it out-loud and clustering it as they do so. Here you should see a 'heat-map', patterns and collectives of the most common or connected challenges. Reflect on this.

Rosa Boon