A decision Jam works really well when time is short and you need to build understanding and consensus around a set of actions and best options to capture an opportunity, or remediate a project after it’s gotten into difficulty. A decision Jam is a quick way to work through a complex problem. or set of circumstances to figure out what needs to be done - you may not solve the actual problem during the Jam - but you’ll work through the problem enough to understand the actions that need to be undertaken to get it solved. Just like a Decision Sprint or Decision Scrum a Jam is a tightly choreographed set of exercises that help a team work through a problem from a number of different angles, taking feedback and insights from each member of the team to help form solutions that the team can get behind.
How do you make decisions? My way or the highway? With your gut? Going with the flow? Putting it off til the last moment? Burn down the clock so there’s only one course of actions? A GetReal Decision Jam is a better way. We bring your team physically in a room or virtually on a Zoom and over a couple of hours use a structured process gather ideas, make everyone heard, create solutions and decide next steps. We gather information from the team - we make sure everyone speaks and everyone is heard. We focus around a goal. We create, evaluate and filter ideas. We then as a team decide which ideas to progress. You’ve invested in your team. A decision Jam is great way-of-working that gets the most out of them., to tap their expertise and build consensus. We find out how things work, we might look at competing solutions, value creation from both the organization's and customers perspective, and your customers. We discuss where you’re going wrong and where you're going right.
What would you do if your key success metric went to zero? COVID-19 caused the Gallery of Photography’s ‘Visitor numbers’ - the key success metric by which most cultural institutions are judged - to go from 100,000 per year to zero. The Gallery used the GetReal Decision Jam to coalesce around a programme to re-orientate the Gallery around a digital-first initiative. The Decision JAM took 90 minutes, and enabled the gallery to complete a funding application in just one day. The result: new funding for the Gallery to support the digital-first initiative.