Setting Objectives and Key Questions

Setting the right objective and key question is important to getting the right outcome for your session.

What to consider

The objective and key question your workshop are critical to getting an outcome - in essence, they're the most important part of the configuration as they steer your participants towards the ideas you need to get out of your session.

As such, we always recommend putting some time into setting your objective and key question.

Tips:

  • You can always set it initially and change it later before you begin the session. This gives you the opportunity to think about it
  • Draft it first, and then share with your colleagues or participants to potentially iterate on it and develop it collectively
  • Try to be specific and value focussed - so if at all possible aim for a percentage improvement in something, or specifically call out that you're looking for 2, 3, 4 (etc.) ideas to improve something
  • Make sure the key question is actually a question - and consider the activities you've selected in order to get the most out of it. For instance, if you're using a 2D Matrix, consider using a key question that reflects the axes you've used - Β for instance for an 'Effort vs Value' matrix perhaps set a question that is looking to 'maximise value and minimise effort'
  • Feel free to ask us! Our team and partners have decades of experience of running workshops and meeting, and we're always more than happy to provide support

Still stuck?

Feel free to reach out to us on our live chat in the bottom right of this page or in the Axis app.

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