New work methodology ‘unlocks’ secrets of productivity for technology businesses

New work methodology ‘unlocks’ secrets of productivity for technology businesses
New work methodology ‘unlocks’ secrets of productivity for technology businesses

Categories :

By citiesabc resources - Apr 15, 2020
productivity

New work methodology ‘unlocks’ secrets of productivity for technology businesses

A new approach to business behaviour is promising to unlock the secrets of increased productivity across the tech industry while delivering greater prosperity and work satisfaction.

News Release

The method, which is designed to slice through organisational inertia, office politics and bureaucracy, is spelled out in new publication, The Workshopper Playbook. The methodology and accompanying eBook have been developed by Jonathan Courtney, CEO & Founder of AJ&Smart, the fast-growing design studio that's become a favourite of fast-growth technology businesses such as Google, Netflix and Slack.

Courtney, who has become a guru to many corporate leading lights, developed the thinking behind the approach following years of analysing the common pitfalls of businesses pursuing a wide range of projects.

He has identified a phenomenon he terms ‘busywork’ where those involved in the delivery of a project, find progress stymied by orthodoxies and traditional methods of work. This might include pointless meetings and the seemingly endless discussions which consume so much time of the modern worker’s day.

To combat busywork and to unlock the productivity potential of teams, Courtney advocates a process of ‘Workshopping’ where a string of focused exercises are identified. The team then works through these together, either in-person or virtually, to achieve the common goal using a blueprint inspired by Design Sprint methodologies.

Coined by Jake Knapp (ex-Google Ventures) as the central theme of his New York Times Best Seller SPRINT, The Design Sprint is a process where months or even years of activity is condensed down into just five days. Among its early converts, AJ&Smart first adopted and have subsequently refined the process, developing it out with greater relevance to large organisations, and then created a framework to allow teams and individuals to create their own workshops, like The Design Sprint to solve the challenges they’re facing, detailing the changes in The Workshopper Playbook.

Described by Jake Knapp as a ‘facilitation genius who runs workshops for the world's coolest companies’, Courtney and the AJ&Smart team have already recorded huge successes having trained many thousands of people around the world for the likes of Google and Lego.

The workshop model – the aim of which is to expedite progress as a team – is centred on a model known as 4C which stand for: Collect, Choose, Create and Commit. It’s this approach which supercharges productivity creating clarity of vision across teams.

Recounting the story of how he developed the approach, Courtney said: "I realised that all my clients - actually, almost all creative professionals I came into contact with - had the same problem: they were frustrated about how much 'busywork' they had to do, and how little real progress was actually being made. They always felt busy, but rarely achieved any real progress.

“The process of workshopping allowed me to change everything and unlock the secret of increased productivity. It changed how I worked, how I collaborated, and ultimately how much I was able to create along with how I felt at work.”

Courtney believes that the workshopper approach can pay dividends for individuals in the most challenging of economic situations. He added:

"By learning these skills, you can become an invaluable team member to any company or client. Understanding how to create and run workshops essentially makes you a problem-solving expert. In my view, it is the most effective way anyone can future-proof their career and become extremely relevant in any job market."

The Workshopper Playbook is available today for free here:
https://www.wsplaybook.com/free-workshopper-playbook (shipping costs not included) while stocks last.

Tags

Mr. Pradeep Multani, President PHDCCI India, On Dinis Guarda YouTube Podcast: Business Opportunities That Indian Markets Hold For Global Investors

Mr. Pradeep Multani, President PHDCCI India, On Dinis Guarda YouTube Podcast: Business Opportunities That Indian Markets Hold For Global Investors

May 27, 2022
Blockchain-Powered Property And Tourism Ecosystem LynKey Host Gala Dinner In Dubai

Blockchain-Powered Property And Tourism Ecosystem LynKey Host Gala Dinner In Dubai

May 26, 2022
Blockchain-Powered Property And Tourism Ecosystem Lynkey Discusses The Future Of NFTs And Metaverse At WBS In Dubai

Blockchain-Powered Property And Tourism Ecosystem Lynkey Discusses The Future Of NFTs And Metaverse At WBS In Dubai

May 25, 2022
World Coffee Alliance (WCA) Announces Panel At WCA Technocoffee Innovation Series: Building Trust Through Digital Identity “A Question Of Sovereignty?” On 26 May

World Coffee Alliance (WCA) Announces Panel At WCA Technocoffee Innovation Series: Building Trust Through Digital Identity “A Question Of Sovereignty?” On 26 May

May 24, 2022
The Foundations Of Blockchain At Dinis Guarda Youtube Podcast

The Foundations Of Blockchain At Dinis Guarda Youtube Podcast

May 20, 2022
How To Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2050

How To Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2050

May 19, 2022
Dubai’s Museum of the Future and Binance NFT Launch The Most Beautiful NFTs in the Metaverse

Dubai’s Museum of the Future and Binance NFT Launch The Most Beautiful NFTs in the Metaverse

May 18, 2022
Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Queen Goes On Sale To Mark Platinum Jubilee

Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Queen Goes On Sale To Mark Platinum Jubilee

May 16, 2022
These Are The Most NFT Obsessed States in America

These Are The Most NFT Obsessed States in America

May 13, 2022
NFT Artist Andrea Bonaceto To Transform Oxford Street With Monumental Interactive Digital Exhibition In Partnership With W1 Curates

NFT Artist Andrea Bonaceto To Transform Oxford Street With Monumental Interactive Digital Exhibition In Partnership With W1 Curates

May 13, 2022