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More Collisions!

April 2, 2018 – June 1, 2018

By Lance Shields. CC BY 2.0. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lancesh/160855732/

How might we...

Hypothesis

More frequent contact will enable us to collaborate more effectively and quickly

Design

Each of us will pair up and check in with each other for one hour/week for eight weeks.

Metrics

How often did each pair actually check in?

Survey at the end of the experiment:

  • What was valuable about the experience?
  • What would you have done differently?
  • What did you learn?

Learnings

Survey results:

  • Heard back from 8 people representing 6 pairs (out of 11 pairs)
  • Average was about 4 checkins per pair (target was 8). Normal distribution with a high of 6 and a low of 2.
  • 8 people posted on WhatsApp over 8 weeks (April 14-June 7), with 11 takeaways posted

What was valuable?

  • Connection with partner. External sounding board, cross-pollination, cheerleading
  • Referrals and potential partnerships
  • Rare treat to have open conversation with a pre-set agenda
  • Deep conversations around practice
  • In a few cases, timing was challenging
  • Zoom (video) was better than just audio. Face-to-face was best.

Do differently?

  • Possibly assign partners based on compatibility (e.g. geography, timezones, interests, etc.) Or, let people self-organize.
  • One pair really liked the openness, another needed more guardrails. Maybe repeat the framing, emphasize that there are no expected “deliverables” from these conversations, just connection.

Decisions

Questions

Updates

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