What is a workshop?

A workshop is where a group of people work together in a collaborative way. We can therefore define a workshop as a workshop in which, based on a given theme or subject, exchanges will take place in a given work group.

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In a company, work groups can organize a workshop around an issue to initiate a reflection and define future progress. For a conference or training organizer, the idea of a workshop is to get employees to participate in a collaborative workshop where they can discuss important issues or develop a strategy together. At the center of a workshop is often a facilitator who has to ensure that the audience will have an active participation in building the projects of the organizing company. The workshop often aims to federate a team building spirit that strengthens cohesion within the company or within the framework of an event project for example. In a workshop, in a work group, the objective is often the resolution of problems, either within the company, but not exclusively, this is also valid within the framework of the training.

Who participates in the workshop?

The audience of a workshop can be large or targeted, depending on the context of the workshop. Participants are often invited, either by the company or by a trainer, to discuss and pose key points around an issue, a future development or a strategy to be built. The guideline of a workshop is creative and should open the doors of reflection to all participants. The workshops can be organized in companies, public institutions, training organizations or associations. The location of the workshop is possible wherever it is requested. The restitution of the workshop is as important as its organization. Indeed, it is important to ensure that each participant, whoever he or she may be, is involved in the exchange and that everything that is expressed is reproduced, precisely or in broad outline, in a report that everyone can consult afterwards. Differences of opinion on a topic or issue are very interesting, and gathering them can often identify potential obstacles that need to be addressed in order to bring the project in question to fruition.

The benefits of this collaborative workshop

The benefits of a workshop are diverse and also depend on the objectives set and the expectations of the participants. In general, the workshop is considered in the company as a managerial tool to reinforce team building and team spirit. Perceived as a way to include employees at the heart of the company’s strategy, managers use this management method to unite all participants in the construction of a project or in the search for ideas to develop the company’s profitability. Whether for production teams, sales teams or administrative teams, the standard group meeting becomes, in a workshop, an interactive meeting that encourages the exchange of ideas, points of view, and the collection of testimonies that will open up and feed the reflection in a collaborative manner. In the framework of research in general, the workshop is very common, it allows to encourage all the people collaborating on a project to participate in its elaboration, in its conception. It is a very positive way of working, the group openly shares its thoughts, thus often making progress. The objectives of the workshop are numerous: it can be organized to train, to solve a problem, to find ideas, to inform. The collaborative work emphasized in a workshop favors group dynamics, allows for consensus in exchanges, facilitates direct and verbal communication, motivates employees and encourages creativity.

How long does a workshop last?

The duration of a workshop is variable as is its frequency. It can be a one-time event, with a limited duration to be respected, for the active brainstorming of those who participate in the given collaborative work, and for the facilitator’s feedback. It can be repeated, within the framework of the construction of a strategy for example and federate, by the association of competences and the quality of reflections, a very fruitful idea for the company which will be used as axis of development. Everyone can decide, for their employees or within the framework of a university course for example, to program one or more workshops in order to promote team building on subjects or learning that are reinforced in the conduct of collaborative workshops. The workshop requires a facilitator who can be the organizer, but not necessarily, in order to make the collaborative workshop more fun or more creative. Whether it is for problem solving or to federate within a company, or to animate a training, or to organize a conference, in the association of employees or participants, working together takes all its sense with a workshop. Group meetings are creative and productive, which can only satisfy the organizer. The employees feel intrinsically part of the company and motivated to make the necessary efforts to progress together. As you can see, the duration of a workshop is decided according to the needs expressed and the objectives to be reached.

How organize a workshop with Angage?

Angage offers workshops very adapted to the expectations of each. Angage offers various formulas. The framework of the workshop is flexible or fixed according to the needs expressed. The duration of the workshop is variable as well as the number of participants. Workshops are often more productive in small groups, and therefore, even in a conference with many participants, this criterion can be met. Angage focuses on simplicity and efficiency, in order to accompany you in your collaborative workshops. Consult us to learn more about the workshops we offer. Angage’s workshops are a source of simplicity, conviviality and performance. Whether it’s for a conference, an event or an association, a workshop with Angage is a guarantee of success and participant satisfaction.

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