Commitment to action
This is a collaborative practice that invites everyone to commit to taking a first step towards action.
Meetings can sometimes feel like they're all talk, and no action.
This is a quick and easy practice to get people to think about what they will do next, and put words into action.
It's also a great way to finish a workshop.
Talk: Ask everyone to reflect on the work that's been done, and how they might continue that work beyond the meeting.
Type: Get everyone to type down (or write)
Read: Get each person to read their card out loud, and request help from someone in the room
Review: Use Affinity Mapping to cluster and summarise action steps, or if there's a lot of actions to take, perhaps vote to prioritise what the group sees as most important to start with.
Action Steps can be a useful practice to include at the end of a Retrospective, or following any activity that's generated a lot of ideas, and people want a clear idea of where to start, or what to do next.
Check out these great links which can help you dive a little deeper into running the Action steps practice with your team, customers or stakeholders.