Collective Intelligence Workshops


The purpose of the Collective Intelligence Workshops (CIWs) is to organize and facilitate collaboration across teams to achieve a common goal.


Organizations many times require business units and teams to work together. This is very basic need but not all organizations uses the right approach to promote it.

The purpose of these work between cross-teams could be:

  • Agree on the next innovation initiatives to be launch.
  • Agree on the processes that need to be improved and how.
  • Agree how to improve the communications between departments.
  • Agree on how to promote diversity within the teams.
  • Agree on the market fit and the distribution of a new product.
  • Etc.

The problem?

  • Not enough time.
  • Not enough focus.
  • Lack of a methodology to accelerate the collective intelligence within the organization.
  • Defensive attitudes during the conversations.
  • Blah, blah, blah…

You have hear this many times and you stay in the same situation.

So, what is the biggest problem then?

  • The massive and underestimated cost in reaching agreements.

Reach agreements between business units or different teams is very complex.

Our proposition

We organize and facilitate a workshop that promotes the collective intelligence. We do it through the visualization of disagreement.

The visualization of disagreement is a previous step before discussing about agreement.

How we do it?

The workshop organizes teams and people together with the purpose of working on a concrete context.

We explain the basis of Wardley Mapping and facilitate the coordination of the efforts of the group.

We start drawing the common context. Once the context is clear, we work on the identification of focal points of the given context.

These focal points drive the group to be divided in sub-groups. The subgroups work specifically on one or two focal points, doing it in sprints. After each sprint we all review together the advance each sub-group had on each focal point. We repeat the cycle many times. The subgroups are not static, we rotate people on the different subgroups.

We drive the different conversations towards the goal of gaining understanding of the current context: We help you to visualize disagreement and we document it.

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The more you go distributed, the more having clean, well-visualized “bounded contexts” really becomes a key factor in the effectiveness and success of organizations.

Be aware of the cost of your architectural decisions and the evolutions of these forces over time.

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