the-core-protocols

Meet

Purpose

Use when one or more people meet to accomplish something.

Steps

  1. Check In.
  2. State What You Want. State, in a succinct way, what you want to get from this meeting.

    Examples:

    • “I want to know what our message is for this version.”
    • “I want ideas for how to improve morale on this team.”
    • “I want to Perfection Game how that last customer meeting went.”
    • If you want what someone else wants in the meeting, you may state that as your Meeting Alignment. Example: “I want the same thing that Joe wants.”
  3. Alignment Check.

    At any point during the meeting, especially when a lull occurs or someone is off topic, say “Alignment Check.” At that point each person states, from 1 to 10, where he or she is in getting what he or she wants. Whoever has the lowest score is expected to lead in attaining what he wants. If you give yourself a 10 during an Alignment Check, this means you have gotten what you wanted and may leave the meeting if desired.

    1. State a new Want.
    2. If you have agreed to help someone get what they want, then you would stay until they have gotten their want.
    3. Check Out

    Examples:

    1. “Alignment Check”
    2. “9”
    3. “2”
    4. “10”
    5. “8”
    6. “Sue, you said 2, so let’s work on yours.”
  4. Adding Wants (Optional).

    If you are at a 10 in getting what you wanted, you may add a new Want.

    Example:

    “I want to add a new Want. I want to give the team my idea about how to ship this product earlier.”

    At that point, proceed to get the new Want until you are at a 10.

  5. Check Out.

    After getting what you want out of the meeting, you may do one of the following:

    • State a new Want.
    • If you have agreed to help someone get what they want, then you would stay until they have gotten their want.
    • Check Out

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