We assume that staff from the same organisation already know each other, unless they’re new. But if you want to do some whakawhanaungatanga (relationship building) before your Wall Walk, we can adjust the timing to allow for that. Just talk to us beforehand.
It’s hard to predict how people will react to a Wall Walk. You know your staff better than we do. If you think it’s likely to take more of an emotional toll, you may want to organise some post-workshop activities to help people process how they’re feeling. Alternatively, you may want to seize the moment to start planning. Staff from within your organisation may want to lead this part of the day, or you may wish to bring in someone independent. It’s not a service we offer – the workshop takes a toll on us too. But here are some of the things we’ve seen other agencies do:
To help keep your Wall Walk learning alive in the days and weeks that follow, you may wish to break up into your Wall Walk groups again and work through the following resources together:
Audience participation is a vital component of every Wall Walk. In order for the audience to help the story along, they are given pre-work a couple of weeks beforehand. They are split into 10 groups and each group is assigned a topic to research and then prepare a 6 minute presentation on.
The Wall Walk® is optimised for an audience of 60. With small groups you don’t get the same energy in the room on the day, especially when people pull out at the last minute. Nor do you get workplace debates going before and after each workshop. Groups larger than 60 carry passengers – they’re the people who want to attend but don’t want to participate. Having a handful of these people is fine, especially if they’re family members. But more than a handful can be counter-productive.
The cost is the same regardless. If you want to invite people from other parts of your organisation or even outside of your organisation (including spouses and offspring) to make up the numbers that’s fine. Please let us know beforehand. It’s best to invite people from external agencies in multiples of 6 (each group of 6 people gets assigned a topic in advance).
We recommend that you ‘over-subscribe’ Wall Walk participants. If you want 60 people to show up on the day, invite 66.
Venue capacity can sometimes be the deciding factor in audience size.
The Wall Walk can be run on-site at your business, or off-site at a location of your choosing. If in doubt, send us a picture/schematic of the venue for approval before booking or invite us along to a site inspection. At the venue we need:
When booking a venue please allow at least 5 hours: