LS – Shift & Share

What is meant by it?

Shift & Share helps different innovators in letting the public know about their useful ideas and programs that they had not been able to tell before. So, when each presenter is given 10 minutes to tell about their innovations, people will be able to learn quickly from them and even adapt what they had learned in their own lives.

How is it done?

Firstly, you will have to make sure that the participants meet different innovators who will share their stories with them. Ample space should be available where they can set up 5-8 stations. A few members would be included in the presenter’s group, whereas the people in the small groups can equally participate. Each presenter will be sitting at his or her station, while the whole group would be divided into the number of presenters available. Each small group will go to each presenter’s station for 10 minutes where they shall ask questions from the presenters.

What is its purpose?

Shift and share can be used for sharing your ideas and innovations with other people to build trust among each other. It also helps to enable people to realize that they have the potential to do something productive.

What are its Tips and Traps?

The tips and traps of this agile project management technique include picking presenters after looking into their social accounts. You should also make sure that the schedule is strictly followed and the presenters should be fully prepared. The presenters should be able to tell their story in an engaging way which will help the audience in understanding that a small example can bring a significant change. They should also use different patterns and objects during their storytelling segment.

Examples – Where can it be used?

Shift and share is an amazing organizational structure, which can be used in the following circumstances:

  • During conferences when you introduce different technology applications to everyone.
  • For letting the new members of a research group know more about how to be innovative.

— Slimane Zouggari