⚡️⚡️ Quick tip — OKR planning with breakout groups
As we discussed in a previous post, running OKR planning sessions is a great way to kick-start each quarter.🕺 It gets the team's creative juices flowing,🍊 and it hyper-focuses the team's work on the over strategy.💎
The challenge comes when you gather people to do the work.🎪 It's easy to talk over each other, and often if everyone gets a chance to speak, time limitations limit the success of the session. So what's a facilitator to do?🤷♀️
Breakout groups are a great way to get more done in less time by dividing a big call 🎂 into smaller groups 🍰 who than tackle the same mission or different pieces of the overall challenge.🎯
A common question we get about running big room OKR planning sessions remote is - how to do breakout groups with MURAL?🤔
There are two ways to do this:
Breakout groups in the Big Room OKR Planning template from Spotify.
Option 1: All breakout groups work in the same mural (h2)
Create a space for each group in your main workshop mural. Use this when:
- time is limited and you want to control the timer for all groups
- the activities are simple and don't require a huge quantity of ideas
- foster collaboration and sharing between groups
Separate murals for each breakout group.
Option 2: Each breakout group work in their own mural (h2)
Create a mural for each group where they can do their work. Do this when:
- participants will work in groups for a longer period of time and need access to their own timer to timebox activities
- need for more space to add their ideas
- encourage more diverse ideas since participants are less distracting since they don't see what other groups are working on
Watch "How do breakout groups work in MURAL" for more tips!💡
What's your favourite strategy for using breakout groups in MURAL?