A kick-off meeting is more than just a start, it is when the team rallies around a plan and aligns on the end goal. Use this play to hype up energy in the team or just to start things off right. If you want to win, you got to kick-off things in a big way!
2-10 depending on the size of the team. If it becomes larger than 10 people consider breaking out into smaller groups.
30-60 Minutes. No one wants to be in a meeting longer than needed. Try to keep it short and sweet.
Novice to Master. Anyone can facilitate a successful kick-off meeting!
This is key to successful meetings. Make sure all key stakeholders are on the invite, the decision makers and those funding the project. You need their buy-in from the start!
Virtually or in-person it is critical that everyone has face-time with each other. So make sure that if attending virtually that everyone can connect in video chat. You will also need to share ideas, so a whiteboard is important and a space that fosters creativity and innovation.
All of our plays are five steps or less! However, you may need to run multiple plays to get the most out of this one. Don’t worry – you can do it! Learn the play, rehearse it regularly, apply it in the field and debrief on the outcomes. If it worked well, use it again; if it didn’t, find out why. Are there new factors in the system you need to consider, or do you just need to keep practicing? If you need help or have questions on this play, contact us!
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