Bring people together to co-create proposals in response to organizational drivers: tap collective intelligence, build sense of ownership and increase engagement and accountability.

There are many ways to co-create proposals. They typically follow a similar pattern:

  1. Agree on the driver (or problem / opportunity / need)
  2. Explore the topic and understand constraints
  3. Generate ideas
  4. Design a proposal (often done by a smaller group)

One way to co-create proposals is to use S3’s Proposal Forming pattern.

A template for proposals

For inspiration for steps 2 and 3, look to classic group facilitation techniques or design thinking activities.

Besides in a face-to-face workshop, you can adapt this process for online meetings. You can even use it asynchronously (and over an extended period of time) to include many people.