It took me less than 15 minutes to condensate and categorize the 4 basic tips of how to start a high value discussion thread. The reason for this was quite simple; They had all been dissected on beforehand.
A dissection is a simple exercise where an experienced or interested reader analyses the thread, and then adds easy readable explanation boxes to the thread where something interesting happens.
This allows for the reader to easily extract what behaviors and engagement type made the difference, and thereby accelerate individual and collective understanding and learning (remember – most real learning comes from doing hard work 😉
Typically, the result is an interesting and easily digested piece of communication – almost in the form of a story – which is nicely suited for a broader audience, and it is something any leader, manager, or group administrator can use to launch activities which over time will create culture.
To finish a nice and presentable dissected thread, it will probably take you between 5 and 20 minutes – depending on your digital literacy with whatever simple tool you choose. You can see more of the examples we chose for our cookbook here.
And if your organisation has any kind of ‘win-tag’ culture, all you need to do to get started is to search for ‘win’ and choose the best of the best!
If you have tips and tricks you want to share with us, we would love to hear about it!