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Workshops

Design Sprints and Workshops Tailored To Your Objectives

Improve organisational agility and speed your time to market with Design Sprints and Workshops by The Familiar.

Our Design Sprints and Design Thinking Workshops are designed to replace long, aimless conversations and meetings with time-boxed, focused decision-making frameworks to speed you and your organisation forward.

Our Workshops

The nature of your organisation and the challenges and opportunities it faces are unique and ever-changing. Our workshops are designed and delivered in a way that recognises what makes you unique and uses it to your advantage.

Our Workshops team delivers around four core frameworks, but each and every workshop is adapted to your organisation’s unique circumstances.

Two Week Sprint

Remote Design Sprint

  • Solve business critical challenges and answer vital questions in just two weeks
  • Interrogate and map the current situation within your organisation
  • Identify challenges standing between your organisation and success
  • Come up with creative ideas and solutions to the most important problem(s)
  • Prototype a solution and test it with real customers
  • Learn from user testing what went well, what could be improved, and where to go next
One to Five Day Workshop

Innovation Lab

  • Better understand your customers and their needs
  • Discover breakthrough opportunities and critical challenges
  • Produce actionable steps to make the most of the opportunities facing you
  • Learn repeatable frameworks and tools you can use again and again
60 Minute Workshop

Crazy Eights

  • Learn to quickly identify and prioritise goals and challenges
  • Work independently to sketch and annotate creative solutions and build your creative confidence
  • Work together to decide on a solution to take forward
  • Learn a repeatable framework you can use for future meetings or workshops
One to Two Hour Workshop

Lightning Decision Lab

  • Identify and work on a broad topic affecting your organisation
  • Replace endless discussion and meetings with a focussed time-boxed problem solving and decision making workshop
  • Learn a repeatable framework you can use for future meetings or workshops
  • Set the scene for a Remote Design Sprint

Remote Design Sprint

Solve business critical challenges and answer vital questions. Delivered over two weeks, Remote Design Sprints are the most intensive workshop we offer, but the results speak for themselves.

Our Remote Design Sprints are flexible in their nature. Whilst we traditionally run them over two concurrent weeks, they can be split over more weeks, or can be condensed down to one week.

Interrogate and map the current situation within your organisation

Every Remote Design Sprint starts by discovering, analysing and mapping the current situation within your organisation, so that we and you, understand the status quo.

Identify challenges standing between your organisation and success

We speak with experts within your organisation to understand and identify the challenges facing your organisation.

Come up with creative ideas and solutions to the most important problem(s)

Our team works with yours to translate these challenges into prompts for innovation and opportunity. Based on these, we use creative workshops to come up with ideas and decide on a solution to take forward.

Prototype a solution and test it with real customers

Our team will take all the information we have and create a prototype solution based on your team’s chosen ideas. This will then be tested with five of your real customers, so we can understand what they think.

Learn from user testing what went well, what could be improved, and where to go next

At the end of the Sprint, we’ll hand over all the artefacts that were produced during the workshops. We’ll also provide you with a report on what went well, what could be improved, and actionable steps to take your organisation forward.

Duration:
Two Weeks
Format:
Facilitated Workshop
Team Size:
Five to Eight
Fee:

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Location:

In-Person
Remote

Innovation Lab

In these uncertain and ever-changing times, innovation is the key to success. Our Innovation Labs typically run for an afternoon to several days, followed by data analysis. They are tailor-made for you and your organisation.

Better understand your customers and their needs

Great innovation needs a customer base to become a business success. Our Innovation Labs can be tailored to understand your customers and what they’re looking for from a new product or service.

Discover breakthrough opportunities and critical challenges

Our team will work with yours to understand the challenges and opportunities facing your organisation, your market, and even the world.

Produce actionable steps to make the most of the opportunities facing you

The outcome of every Innovation Lab is a series of actionable steps your team can take to make the most of the opportunities facing your organisation.

Learn repeatable frameworks and tools you can use again and again

Our Innovation Labs are a great learning opportunity, filled with various activities and workshops that you and your team can take with you to improve future decision making.

Duration:
One to Five Days
Format:
Facilitated Workshop
Team Size:
Up to 10
Fee:

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Location:

In-Person
Remote

Crazy Eights

Our ever-popular Crazy Eights workshop is designed to unlock your team’s creative side and boost their problem solving potential. This workshop is ideal for people who need a repeatable process to generate and capture ideas.

Learn to quickly identify and prioritise goals and challenges

To come up with ideas, you first need a goal to achieve or a challenge to overcome. We’ll teach you a couple of quick activities you and your team can use to identify these.

Work independently to sketch and annotate creative solutions and build your creative confidence

Everyone in the workshop will be given eight minutes to come up with, sketch and annotate eight ideas to address the goals and challenges identified.

Work together to decide on a solution to take forward

Once all of the sketches have been shared and collated, the best ideas are chosen by an anonymous group vote. This removes any politics from the process.

Learn a repeatable framework you can use for future meetings or workshops

Take everything you learn back with you, giving you and your team powerful new tools you can use everyday.

Duration:
90 Minutes
Format:
Facilitated Training
Team Size:
5 to 12
Fee:

£69 per person

Location:

In-Person
Remote

Lightning Decision Lab

Our Lightning Decision Labs replace the messiness of your typical meeting with a structured and time-boxed workshop guaranteed to deliver a decision. It sparks creative solutions and encourages doing over discussing.

This workshop is a great replacement for your typical decision-making meeting and serves as the perfect kick-off for a larger project.

Identify and work on a broad topic affecting your organisation

A Lightning Decision Lab works best when you have a broad topic affecting your organisation. We’ll work with you before the lab to choose a suitable topic.

Replace endless discussion and meetings with a focussed creative problem solving and decision making workshop

There’s a time and place for meetings and discussion, and there’s a time and place for action. This is the latter. The Lightning Decision Lab provides a focussed, time-boxed framework for creative problem solving and decision making.

Learn a repeatable framework you can use for future meetings or workshops

Take everything you learn back with you, giving you and your team powerful new tools you can use everyday.

Set the scene for a Remote Design Sprint (optional)

A Lightning Decision Lab is the perfect setup for a Remote Design Sprint, covering a lot of the Sprint’s groundwork in a morning or afternoon.

Duration:
One to Two Hours
Format:
Facilitated Workshop
Team Size:
Four to Ten
Fee:

£675

Location:

In-Person
Remote

The Familiar Approach

All our workshops are delivered by two or more experienced facilitators, essential to maximise value from remote workshops. And, as well as being designed to help you overcome a challenge, our workshops are focussed on maximising learning outcomes for your people. The option for training, coaching and mentorship of future facilitators is built in.

Since 2004, The Familiar have worked with exceptional UK, EU and international clients to solve organisation-critical problems and identify innovation opportunities.

People and organisations who value collaboration and are open to a fresh approach to problem solving see the most impact from working with us.

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Stop waiting. Solve your business-critical problems today!

Take the first step towards an agile, innovative future for your organisation. Email [email protected] or call 01227 206 206 to book a workshop.