Design principles of REAL: 5 Workflow-based

By Ilkka Mäkitalo on Sep 14, 2017 7:03:00 AM

What you need is what you put there. 

WYSIWYD = What You See Is What You Do.

Workflow-based – what does it mean? It means that instead of you adapting to the tools you use, the tool is adapting to your way of working. Workflow-based is one of the design principles of ours. If you can draw your process to the paper, you can build a digital collaboration process around it. 

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REAL Facilitation Spaces

By Christina Bush on Sep 7, 2017 7:41:00 AM

Over the last few years I have been learning a great deal about digital facilitation. I have used all sorts of different tools and yet REAL is the only one that I have ever fallen in love with. Which is not something I thought I'd ever say about software!

So why am I in love with an inanimate object?

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Design principles of REAL: 4 Intervention, storytelling – journey

By Ilkka Mäkitalo on Aug 31, 2017 6:41:00 AM

Central Park, New York, August 27th

I am sitting in sunny Central Park, in New York. It is such a beautiful Sunday morning. I'm sitting my legs crossed on the rocks. The laptop in my lap. Kids are playing and laughing, tourists smiling and taking selfies. I came here yesterday and will stay until next Friday. For me this visit is a business trip. And the reason I am telling all this is that the stories are an essential part of this post.

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Asiantuntija: Glenda Eoyang

By Hanna Liimatainen on Aug 24, 2017 12:26:57 PM

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Vaikuttava muutos on vuorovaikutusta joka tasolla

”Ihmiset sitoutuvat, jos heistä tuntuu, että he voivat vaikuttaa asioihin”, sanoo Human Systems Dynamics Instituten perustaja ja toiminnanjohtaja Glenda Eoyang. Hänen mukaansa jokaisessa kohtaamisessa piileekin mahdollisuus muutokseen.

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Meet the Expert: Glenda Eoyang

By Hanna Liimatainen on Aug 24, 2017 12:19:38 PM

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Effective change means interaction on every level

“Nobody changes in isolation,” says Glenda Eoyang, Founding Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. “Rather than being about what needs to be done, changes are about what we can do together.” 

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Design principles of REAL: 3 Context

By Ilkka Mäkitalo on Aug 18, 2017 3:49:46 PM

“No context, no meaning.”
Gregory Bateson 

Working together is impossible if we don’t have a coordinated understanding of the context of our collaboration. Even though we could get something done, we would easily (sooner or later) end up to a conflict if we were missing clarity of the context. 

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Design principles of REAL: 2 Noiseless

By Ilkka Mäkitalo on Aug 10, 2017 3:03:33 PM

Life is noisy. Do you share the feeling? Our environment is noisy. Our workplaces are noisy. And you know what, it´s getting worse every day.

The more devices we use, the easier it is to be disturbed by continuous flow of messages, alerts and notifications. Our span of focus and concentration gets shorter all the time. (My watch just reminded me: It’s time to move.)

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Design principles of REAL: 1 Simplicity

By Ilkka Mäkitalo on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:52 AM

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci

I have been working in the area of management consulting, learning, coaching, innovation, co-creation and facilitation with collaborative approach and methods for more than 25 years. Both f2f and virtually. All these years I’ve been creating new facilitation methods and software products to support this business. REAL, our consulting software solution is the result of all these learning experiences. 

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Är du workshopledare med ambitioner?

By Hanna Liimatainen on Jun 21, 2017 3:08:53 PM

Workshopledare. En människogrupp med en mission: Att hjälpa andra att bli klokare tillsammans. Som ska sätta igång en process där människor ska dela med sig av sina tankar, erfarenheter och synpunkter. Som är där för att ställa rätt frågor, i rätt ordning, för att på ett effektivt sätt få fram det som krävs för att utveckla verksamheten.

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Case Sovelto – Digitaalinen työkalu räjäytti konsultointi- ja koulutusmetodit

By Hanna Liimatainen on May 24, 2017 2:34:05 PM

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Sovelto on käyttänyt Realia kymmenissä erilaisissa koulutus- ja konsultointiprojekteissa. Kun ihmiset pystyvät nykyisin opettelemaan perusasioita itsenäisestikin, soveltaminen ja sekä virtuaalinen että fyysinen yhteistyö nousevat entistä arvokkaammiksi. Samalla kouluttautuminen ja konsultointikin muuttuvat luonteeltaan jatkuvammiksi ja osallistavammiksi. Real on mahdollistanut Soveltolle aiempaa monipuolisempia digitaalisia projekteja ja nostanut Sovelton roolia asiakkaidensa strategisena kumppanina.

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