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Fist2Five.. There's always one

There is always one!

At the end of every Ignite workshop we do a quick “fist to five” vote to gauge confidence in the plan and obtain a unified commitment to achieve the plan.

On the count of 3, we give everyone the choice to show their hand:

5 fingers (jazz hands!), 4 fingers, 3 fingers, 2 fingers (ohhh), 1 finger (yikes) or a fist (run!)

If the bulk of the room shows 3 or more fingers, then that is typically an outstanding result.

In the event that we have 2 or less fingers, we encourage open dialogue on the concerns and agree the action to address them.

The goal of the Ignite is to achieve a unified team who collectively agree to the outcome, and this is a great way to demonstrate it!

This approach works in both the physical, virtual, or combination of both.

If you have too many participants in a zoom or teams call to view all the scores at once, you can also capture the score in the team chat by asking each participant to “like” a comment containing 5,4,3,2 or 1.

We take a quick photo of the team and their scores, followed by a second “fun” photo, which is immediately circulated to the team with a copy of the agreed plan.

I am please to share that ALL of the 200+ Ignites we have run we always achieve a collective score of 3 or more fingers.

Of course we do get the occasional rebel.....


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