LS – Purpose to Practice

What is meant by it?

Purpose to practice is an organizational structure that can help stakeholders in starting an initiative as it will help them to shape their plan and put it into action by focusing on the most important five elements that are purpose, practice, participants, structure, and principles.

How is it done?

Purpose to practice can be carried out by inviting stakeholders to participate in designing a new initiative which is based on five things that are purpose, participants, structure, principles, and practices. Chairs and tables will be provided to groups of 4 participants. Five worksheets will be provided to each participant. There should be a poster paper for recording the purpose of practicing. The instructor will first answer all the queries of the participants and hand them their worksheets. In the first 10 minutes, using the 1-2-4 technique, the participants will answer why is this work important to them. In the same way, they will also have to explain what rules they must follow to succeed, who can participate in the action, and how should they organize themselves. When all of these questions have been answered by the participants, then they will step back and look closely at their draft and decide how they will carry out their tasks to accomplish their initiative.

What is its purpose?

Purpose to practice can help you in focusing on everyone’s imagination and ideas of getting specific work done. It will help you in avoiding any fragmented process and actually to get the job done.

What are its Tips and Traps?

Make sure to reflect your purpose positively so that people can understand it and help you in getting successful. Small groups can be used for doing a lot of work done. If more than one round is required, then do more rounds. You can rely on the intuitions of the participants.

Examples – Where can it be used?

Purpose to practice is an agile way to understand different things, and it can be used in the following circumstances:

  • For guiding the launch of LS user groups.
  • When the Latin American region of any corporation has to launch a new business strategy.
  • For creating a consortium of researches.

— Slimane Zouggari