Monday Morning Meeting #14

Welcome to another Monday Morning Meeting!  Let's get started.

We do a ton of facilitation here at Filament, so we love this definition from Martin Gilbraith:

The word facilitation is derived from the Latin ‘facile’ which, simply translated, means ‘to make easy’.  A facilitator is, therefore, someone who makes something easy for others. 

Camp looks like an amazing conference that always seems to conflict with something else on my calendar, so I've never gone. However, that won't stop me from loving their "How to Convince Your Boss" resource on their website. Super well done!

Some interesting thoughts on sloppiness:

Sloppiness is one of the enemies of efficiency. And to fix it, we need to understand it. Its source isn’t laziness. It’s misplaced idealism: the belief that the important things don’t connect with the details; the conviction that concern with little things means you cannot be looking at the big ones too. So, rather than try to terrify ourselves into paying greater attention to the apparently small stuff, the better fix is to get a more accurate vision of things

Why do we work in small groups so frequently here at Filament?  Once groups get larger than seven, they become dramatically less effective.

The Links:

It was good to have activities that worked for everyone.

“I liked the rapid fire presentations- they are a great format to hear from a lot of different people. Food was delicious! Venue was perfect - really enjoyed the many learning styles represented in the presentations and materials. Drawings really brought the experience to life. Loved the post-its at the beginning. Thanks for acknowledging introverts at the beginning - that’s me, and it was good to have activities that worked for everyone.”

- Anonymous, NonProfit Missouri Conference

Really suited my introvert personality.

“Amazing space. Love how it encourages conversation and collaboration. The food and snacks were awesome. Love this. I had never been to a conference like this. It helped me get out of my shell. Working in small groups allowed me to share my opinions and ideas when I wouldn't have in a big group so this really suited my introvert personality.”

- Anonymous Attendee, St. Louis ODN Conference

Best meeting ever!

“Best meeting ever. Outstanding, comfortable, inspiring space, and very productive structure. I would not hesitate to thank you all! Also great vegetarian food, conveniently presented. Could I pay extra to have my portrait illustrated? Todd and Lorenzo are awesome!"

-Karin Ciano, Karin Ciano Law