An introduction to Systems Thinking, and a simple approach to promote Clarity, Engagement, and Alignment.
DrawToast workshops provide an effective introduction to systems thinking and design collaboration. In 30 minutes, engage a team in an easy and fun exercise. Then follow it with an in-depth systems modelling of a relevant challenge your organization faces.
Running a DrawToast Challenge is Easy!
Step 1: Prepare
Get the ingredients: felt markers, thick paper stock, sticky notes or index cards, and masking tape. Stage your room with tables, chairs, and a clear wall where you can post your work. It’s important to have enough room for all participants to see everyone’s creations.
Step 2: Invite
In your invitation, set expectations that your meeting will focus on building a systems model of your challenge and that you’ll begin with a simple design exercise.
Step 3: Conduct
Run the meeting informally. Hand out the markers and paper and deliver the Keynote, PowerPoint, or PDF presentation that provides the instructions. Keep the meeting lively by reflecting on the drawings.
Step 4: Apply
The real value of the DrawToast workshop is that it warms people up to address the pressing issues, giving them a vocabulary and system to unpack their problem in fresh ways.