Exercises, meeting designs & questions
Sharing the resources Paul collects
From David Baker at Recourses: David uses an online survey of employees to learn about the company he’ll be working with. These questions (which now ca. 14,000 employees have answered) have always yielded a rich trove of information.
From Matthew May: Innovation is a huge topic, and you can slice and dice it in, well, tens of thousands of ways. Can such a large topic be boiled down to a few enduring principles and ten strategies in an 800-word column? Let’s try.
From Stephen Few: Good products are usually developed by good companies. It would be difficult for a bad company — one that is poorly run — to develop a good product. When we evaluate products, in addition to looking at the products themselves, we can learn useful facts that might not be obvious by asking a few questions about the companies that produce them. Here are a few questions you might want to ask about a software vendor when evaluating one of its products.
From StoryCorps: A section devoted to great questions. You can use our Question Generator tool (below) to create a list of questions to bring to your StoryCorps interview. You can also print out and use our great questions list.