Why should I hire a designer to facilitate my meeting?

So picture a scenario that goes something like this: you and your team have identified some new weaknesses/opportunities (depending on if you are the glass half-full or empty kinda person) within your organization. You have a few meetings (that last way too long) and you come up with some ideas.

Generally there are two kinds of ideas that come out of meetings: the same ol’ stuff you’ve been talking about for years or some really great ideas that are never given the time or support to succeed. This cycle continues (a series of meetings) until there is a more pressing problem and everyone’s attention turns elsewhere, forgetting any progress that was just made.

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Why Starting a New Project is Kind of Like Getting a Dog

To me beginning a new project is kind of like the first time we brought home our dog, Moose (except then her name was Chanel and we were told she liked to wear sweaters…that’s still up for debate). We had a grasp on the basics but as we looked at this bundle of potential energy we couldn’t help but feel simultaneously excited and terrified. Beginnings are like that, intimidating by the sheer fact of all the possibilities that could unfold. The creative process is no different. So how do you overcome the daunting task of starting? We’ve found the secrets to success maybe aren’t so secret.

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The Harvest Foundation | A Peek Into Process

It’s no secret that people are passionate about their opinions (whether others are listening or not). But we know the community benefits when we stop giving others a talking to and start talking with each other. As a primary source of grant-funding in Martinsville and Henry County Virginia, the Harvest Foundation came to us with a vision to bring a variety of voices to the community table.

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Good, Fast, Cheap

Lots of industries use this method to determine the parameters of how a project can be completed. Some wonder why every project can’t be delivered within all three limits each time; but everything has tradeoffs, which makes Pick Two the rule of thumb. Here is how each option breaks down.
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