1. How many people can participate?
When mapping around the table, anything from one to twenty. Larger groups of up to 200 have experienced the mapping room as audience. When it comes to the debrief, we recommend to keep it tight, so one or two is preferable.
2. What language will they be in?
The mapping room is held in English and has already been applied in twenty different countries. Its visual approach enables participants with varying levels of English to collaborate. The follow-up debrief can be held in English or Danish.
3. How are the mapping and debrief related?
After the mapping room is the debrief, where we help you process the insights so that you can implement action and enable change within your organisation.
4. How long do the mapping and debrief take and where?
A mapping room session can last 2, 3 or even 6 hours and can be anywhere with a big table. The debrief one-to-one session can follow a day or two later, taking around 2 and 3 hours and takes place in a quiet office or via Skype.
5. Is this a one-off or does it require multiple mapping sessions? And when should we do them?
It can be a one-off or used quarterly and suited to your timeline. When and where is something we can determine together, once you’ve made contact.
6. Does the mapping room generate ideas?
Yes. When you break a scenario or a problem down, ideas from within the team, naturally emerge. Seeing your company’s situation from new perspectives rivals any brainstorming technique, without a Post-it® in sight.
7. I’ve heard of LEGO Serious Play™. Is that what you do?
Lego Serious Play™ uses a central facilitator to take multiple teams through a series of predefined steps to play around and express their situations through small scenes built in LEGO. It takes an allegorical approach. Whereas the mapping room gathers everyone around just one table to address one real situation. Here the focus is not on whether it’s LEGO, Playmobil or office supplies, but a group can even test and validate specific courses of action. The debrief session then distills this shared understanding into a document which can enable a project owner to move forward.
8. Is this a team building exercise?
It does bring teams together and team building is a significant bi-product but not the main focus. Having a team deconstruct their situation and explore multiple perspectives guarantees a shared, deeper and consistent understanding across that team.
9. Why choose Taylor + Tyler over other strategy consultants?
It doesn’t have to be us or them. Just two hours with us, will confront you and any external consultants with exactly where you are right now and can test and validate any ideas you all bring to the table. See our mapping room as a fast service with no binding commitment and the debrief as a boost to your project preparation or strategy implementation.
10. Do you provide any documentation of the mapping room?
Yes, we will provide digital photos and a video summary of your mapping room session. The main documentation comes immediately afterwards from the debrief session, in the form of either a One-page summary or a Charter document. These capture the vital elements of your ecosystem or project so that you can move forward with something concrete.
11. How much does it cost?
That depends on a number of things such as the options you choose, group size and where you are based. So contact us, so we can hear more about you, and we’ll send you an offer.