Winter 2016
Edition X

Curiosity Camp 

This Factory Week was special for several reasons – primarily that it was our tenth edition! Like most Factory Weeks before, we've decided to try something new. What can we say, we can't help but play with the model! We focused on some strategic planning on Monday, then devoted three full days to training with Cooper. On Friday, we piloted Field Day. Factory Week no. 10 took place Feb 29 – March 4, 2016.

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March 09, 2016

Going into this past Factory Week, we had a sense that "Analog Friday" was the wrong name for what we want to accomplish on Fridays. So we used our first Friday to namestorm a new name... 

March 04, 2016

Changing things up can reveal the true value of what you have. After four days of working a "set schedule," our freedom policy comes to mind...

March 03, 2016

We started and ended our final day with Cooper in the best way we know how  – with delicious food! 

Bread and ricotta

March 03, 2016

Sketching, plank breaks, twinning... just another day of Factory Week! 

Sarah sketching.

March 03, 2016

One of the most rewarding parts of our three days with Cooper was watching the team flex their facilitation muscles. 

Colin facilitating

March 02, 2016

Day one of training with Cooper U sparked a lot of ideas...

Sketchnotes from Cooper U training session

March 02, 2016

Today I pretended to be a computer, all in the name of improving client experience. It was kind of hilarious...


March 01, 2016

Another day, another round of sticky note outtakes. 

Abby's heart logo iterations

March 01, 2016

We more often play the part of facilitator, but for this Factory Week, we hired Cooper to take the reigns...
 Session with Cooper

February 29, 2016

Welcome to Factory Week No. 10...

Lydia making a Factory Week sign

February 29, 2016

We do love our sticky notes at SmallBox. We use them a lot for idea gathering, but they're great for doodling or general silliness too... 

February 29, 2016

Is it possible to help your team become more courageuous in the span of one day? Our afternoon today seems to make the case...