Creating growth experiments
The culmination of all this is the creation of growth experiments. Individuals have time to work alone in silence (so those with the loudest voice and/or the first idea don’t automatically win the day, as happens in so many workshop formats).
Delegates use templates to write and sketch out what they think ought to be done, tested and learned from in the next 6 weeks to help spur growth.
Throughout the two days there are opportunities for leaders to reflect on their experiences and provide live feedback on the event, all beamed through to the screen, prompting interaction between facilitators and the floor.
We also have a Q&A on growth with Jonathan Courtney alongside Sarah McKenna and Tony Foggett, who are both acting as “Board Advisors” on the programme – a mentor-type figure, linked to each of the businesses, who has experience of scaling a company in the sector… so there’s lots of insight to share.
Want to know more about the exercises?
James Lewis, COO at Digital Bridge has done a helpful write up of the exercises from a participant’s perspective here.
Jonathan Courtney at AJ&Smart has created a 26 min video tutorial now on YouTube if you wanted to have a go at running your own Growth Sprint.