We’ve all attended a meeting, taken a course, or read an article that moved us no further than to pique our interest. Putting new insights into action is the payoff for attention spent. And we multiply that payoff if we take a moment to reflect on a more broad understanding of the concept or technique we found so interesting.
Objective of play
Here, There, Everywhere emerged so that workshop participants might detail – sometimes in front of the room, sometimes just to themselves – how they will change their behavior once they return to work.
Here, There, Everywhere was created by David Mastronardi and Eric Wittenberg
Number of Players
Everyone in the meeting
Duration of Play
3 – 5 minutes for reflection and commitments
+10 minutes for sharing and discussion
Content to review (a wall of post it, digital canvases, notes taken, a…powerpoint presentation?!)
Post-it notes (digital or analog)
How to Play
Begin by telling your particpiants you’re going to take a moment to reflect and crystalize a learning from the material you just covered.
Ask them to take a moment to go back and review whatever that material is, so that the content is once again fresh.
After the review, have each participant then capture the following, one per post-it note:
Here something in our time together that caught your attention, piqued your curiosity or, at the very least, you noticed. It might be a game, a comment from a fellow participant, a concept, a visual framework, etc…
There how you might take that specific example and implement it at work or in your personal life. Bring in as much detail as you can to make for easy implementation; imagine your future self doing it and the outcome it generates.
Everywhere would be a generalized interpretation of this thing that would allow for more universal application – an underlying principle absent context
Optional: Break participants into small groups to discuss their reflections. After the breakout, ask the group to share their reflections.
Here: Squiggle Birds quickly and simply helps adults overcome feelings of fear and inadequacy related to drawing
There: In next month’s workshop with the product team I’m going to add Squiggle Birds to the agenda
Everywhere: Workplace norms and culture keep drawing from being more widely adopted; people mistake this for lack of ability. This falsehood is easily overcome with a simple game. I wonder what other false narratives our culture promotes and how they might be addressed?
It’s a common meeting pitfall to either rush or entirely forego the closing phase. In some meetings, closing refers to making decisions and commitments as a team, or identifying next steps and action items. In other meetings, closing is an opportunity to reflect on what just happened and find meaning in personal development. You might use Here, There & Everywhere in either case; but however you close, give it the time it deserves.
Here, There and Everywhere can be used after any game or meeting.
Looking for a job can be stressful. The many unknowns keep us guessing. Even when it’s updated, our resume or CV feels inadequate, incompletely representing who we are. Companies require them, but they’re often too sterile; we want to share in more dimensions the projects we’ve done, our skills and abilities and the little details that make us us. We want to tell our story.
Objective of play
JourneyFolio is a framework that can help you structure your journey and portfolio, putting your own narrative on it.
Of course, this is your JourneyFolio but it might be helpful to involve others:
involve others who have interest in updating their resume; this might be a good activity to do together
JourneyFolio reaches beyond the typical boundaries of a standard CV or resume; you might want to involve family, friends, classmates and colleagues who know you well to help fill out your swim lanes.
Duration of Play
Anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks; take your time to get JourneyFolio right. Tell the story you want to tell by including all your life hilights replete with documented evidence: pictures, quotes and links. It might take some time to pull it all together. JourneyFolio is never quite complete.
Google Slides (preferred) or other presentation software with inter-slide linking capabilities
Artifacts of your highlights and achievements: photos, certificates, plaques, badges, ribbons, medals, resume, CV, yearbooks, scrapbooks, journals, notebooks, report cards,
Your mom might prove useful
How to Play
It starts with a timeline in a grid where you can draw different layers, for example:
Personal Highlights – This is challenging! Here, you get to tell personal things that you think can help others to better understand your B side. Remember all those adjectives that we like so much to put on the curriculum: “I’m creative, collaborative, a fighter, a this, a that…”. Choose some nice episodes and put it in words and pictures.
Education and Learning – Yes, it’s about school, college, university, but it’s not just that. You can add any type of extra learnings (relevant seminars, masterclasses, MOOCs, a lecture…) or extra activities during your schooling (which you consider to be important learning moments).
Side Projects – A blog, a hidden music career, volunteering, cooking for others, pop-up parties, a flashmob, a beautiful video you made to your friends, landscape photography… so many things (choose the ones that you really like and share them by telling a story).
Professional Path – All the places that you’ve been as a worker. Maybe you’ve changed a thousand times (I had ?), maybe you’ve been working in the same place for centuries (you must have a good reason), it doesn’t matter. Share your actions, thoughts, projects, and what was your role in each one of them. It’s more about you than it is about the job, keep that in mind.
Fill in the slides with all the stories of each corresponding moment in the timeline grid. On each slide, you have a HOME button, this will allow you to return to the main timeline grid – you just add a hyperlink to your home page – see the hyperlink tutorial for Google Slides.
It’s time to add some colour to your timeline grid! Start by identifying with a sphere (or not… you can use emoji, squares, you name it) the stories that you wrote for each moment.
Add a hyperlink to each specific point (relate it to the slide that connects the story to the point).
That’s it! Now it’s up to you, explore your own JourneyFolio freely (you can take a look at Raquel’sJourneyFolio for some extra inspiration).
Research shows recruiters look at your resume for an average of 7.4 seconds. This necessary document might get you an interview but will not set you apart from the competition. JourneyFolio lets you easily communicate a more complete story in an elegant format sure to leave an impression. You don’t need to be a capital C creative to have a portfolio; built on Google Slides JourneyFolio opens up this document to anyone who wants one.