Thousands of members of a Bundesliga club involved in a future search conference

In spring 2016 VfB Stuttgart has involved thousands of members in reginoal assamblies in developing new ideas for the club. In individual events in January and February up to 1000 participants each came.  Such a participative concept of club development is considered unique in the history of the Bundesliga. The digital accompaniment process from teambits was divided in three phases. Continue reading Thousands of members of a Bundesliga club involved in a future search conference

Participate in the livestream: Hybrid events build on interactive concepts

Anyone who is invited to a conference today can now attend from home. In “hybrid Events”, parts of the audience are spatially separated: a part is present at the Event, the virtual participants participate live via the Internet. This is possible thanks to video streaming. To participate means to be active from afar.  Audience response tools such as teambits:interactive enable equal audience participation for all participants. For example, to ask questions on the podium or to realize a cooperation between all participants, as is also known from the facilitated group work. Participate in the browser of the participant – regardless of whether on the smartphone or the home PC. Continue reading Participate in the livestream: Hybrid events build on interactive concepts

Facilitate panel discussions and speed workshops in large groups

The example of a two-day management meeting of an international insurance group – conducted in the Federal Palace in Bonn – illustrates the advantages of digital moderation. The company brings together 240 of its executives at a two-day non-public meeting.  All participants can enrich the content of the event with their own smartphone or tablet. They directly participate in a creating value, as their personal knowledge becomes productive in the course of the event. Participants generated information is merged and documented in real time. The procedure: On the first day the participants are activated as discussants in a panel discussion. On the second day, the results of the previous day will be picked up in order to gather and deepen ideas in a “speed workshop”. Continue reading Facilitate panel discussions and speed workshops in large groups

World Café – trendy buzzword or ingeniously simple concept?

Konferenz mit TischgruppenIn discussions about brainstorming with our customers, who are currently planning a large group event, we find that “World-Café” is a term for many event managers and event organizers but many aspects are still hidden. While organizational developers and systemic consultants have been dealing with large groups since the late 1980s, event seekers looking for participative formats have only just discovered the added value that a format like the World Café can bring with them – assuming everything is done right! Because the efficiency of the format benefits greatly from digitization, we take this as an opportunity to briefly introduce the areas of  applicationprocess und  principles of a World-Café Continue reading World Café – trendy buzzword or ingeniously simple concept?

Digitally facilitating Future Search conferences

Often, the format “future workshop” or “innovation workshop” is used to find solutions to common problems or challenges. For example, teambits’ clients use the format of the “Future Workshop” to engage customers, partners, employees or executives in analyzing current trends and their impact on market research, marketing, communications and product development. Continue reading Digitally facilitating Future Search conferences

Digitized World Café with 200 participants on the occasion of a medical congress

On the search for event concepts with interactive narrative forms, the “World Café” format is currently very popular
among event planners.

The format is one of the most recent organization conference formats and relies on the work in table groups. Thanks to digitization, several hundred participants to get involved is possible. The most recent example is the Landeskongress Gesundheit Baden-Württemberg, digitized by teambits for the umpteenth time.

The subject of the congress was the digital transformation in the medical care facilities. Whether it was interaction during the keynote speeches in the form of an Q&A or voting on issues of initial care for patients, activating the participants via smartphone determined the day and generated participatory, shared experiences and results. teambits provided concept, consulting, technical implementation and customized (“custom made”) interactions. Continue reading Digitized World Café with 200 participants on the occasion of a medical congress

Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events

Participants continuously associate questions, objections and ideas with the content they bring to them. But only very few participants want to expose themselves to a hall microphone. Also, they usually get neither space nor time the opportunity to connect to the microphone. One of the most fundamental strengths of digital moderation is therefore the use of public issues.

In contrast to known microblogging services, teambits allows a highly efficient division of work between audience, directing and facilitating. The focus of attention can be directed to a much larger number of participant contributions because presenters lose neither control nor time to individual dominant participants. Moreover, teambits enables low-threshold communication in a protected area with controlled public coverage. Without requiring participants to install software. Continue reading Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events

teambits digitizes Consultation Event to locate sites for nuclear dump

On April 29 and 30, 2016, the “Commission on Storage of High-Level Radioactive Waste” invited guests to a consultation event in Berlin. At the nationwide event, more than 150 representatives from society, business and science as well as citizens discussed the draft of the repository report and its key messages. To increase the consensus-based nature of the report, attendees were able to read and comment on all key messages in the draft report, as well as ask questions to the commission members on content and background during the consultation meeting. Through the use of teambits:interactive It was possible for the participants to send their comments, which were discussed in small groups of tables, to a central editorial office, thus creating a common assessment of the key messages from the draft report. This could involve the Commission in its final deliberations on the draft.