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Lightning Decision Jam

Problem Solving Workshop

Replacing unproductive meetings that have little structure and no definable outcomes. You know the ones… where everyone talks about their own issues!

Our half-day problem solving workshop follows the process of the Lightning Decision Jam.

It is a structure approach to identifying key problems and coming up with actionable solutions, fast. Everyone faces problems in business. You could almost distil business into just ‘problem solving’.

There are known problems and unknown projects that are holding you back. A guided workshop is an amazing way of tackling them in a structured efficient way.

The Lightning Decision Jam is great for replacing unproductive meetings that have little structure and no definable outcomes. You know the ones… where everyone talks about their own issues without listening to anyone else’s, potential solutions are discussed with much detail and everyone leaves the meeting not sure who is responsible for doing what.




The Sailboat

  • What is working well?

  • What is holding us back?


Prioritise issues

  • Categorisation

  • Discussion

  • Dot voting


How might we..

  • Create 'how might we' statements

  • Dot voting and discussion

  • Distil into one core problem


Individual ideation

  • Create solutions indivdually

  • Quick-fire ideas

  • Present to the team


Evaluate solution

  • Score based on potential

  • Score based on impact

  • Score based on ease


Commit to action

  • Set SMART objectives

  • Assign accountability

  • Book the next meeting

Want to understand more about the process?

Take a look through our guides on how these workshops can be run in your business.

What is a Lightning Decision Jam?

The Lightning Decision Jam goes through a series of rounds of noting, voting and prioritising.

What is the Lightning Decision Jam good for?

The Lightning Decision Jam is great for any sized team within any business in any industry. It can even be run remotely. We think, therefore, that it is a great tool for businesses in the hospitality sector that have been impacted by the pandemic. You could use it to come up with:

Run a Remote LDJ

You can still get all the creativity of a Lightning Decision Jam even if your team aren’t all in the same room. We can help you create an effective online environment to run a remote Lightning Decision Jam.

Start with what is working

Collect all the things that are pushing the business forward.

Highlight all the problems

Collect all the problems that are holding the business back.

Prioritise the problems

Vote on and prioritise the problems that are effecting you most.

Reframe as a challenge

Reframe the top problem as a challenge that your team can solve.

Ideate individually

Rapidly create solutions to the problem individually without discussion.

Prioritise the solutions

Vote on and prioritise the solutions that are you think are best.

Decide what actions to take

Assess which solutions will have the biggest impact with the least effort to implement.

Make solutions actionable

Come up with 3 actionable steps to test if the solution solves the problem.

Ready to discuss workshop facilitation?

We have a team of facilitators that are experienced at getting the most creativity and collaboration out of a team of people. We also a team of experts with different skills who you can use to fill gaps in your team.

By allowing us to facilitate your Lightning Decision Jam you can unleash your full creativity.