A few days ago, I invited people to participate in a survey to help determine whether there was interest in continuing the annual storytelling event in Washington DC in the Spring and if so, what sort of an event.
Many thanks to the 72 people who participated in the survey, when the survey closed today at noon.
The winners of the raffle prize (a copy of my book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century ) are Stephanie Brown and David Jamieson.
You can see the summary results here
The main points that emerge from the summary results are:
- More than 80% were interested in attending an event about organizational storytelling and/or revolutionizing the world of work. Most felt that it was important to meet in person from time to time.
- The greatest interest was in a learning event in which participants would acquire techniques and skills. This was followed by a conference event with several speakers and then a structured event that would enable people to connect with “members of the storytelling tribe”.
- The strongest interest was in a two-day event on Friday and Saturday.
- There was interest expressed in learning sessions from all four speakers listed, i.e. Blair, Denning, Kahan and Margolis.
- Most people were comfortable with previous price range of $70-130, and 40% said that they would be willing to pay more if it was needed to cover costs.
- Happily 16 people said that they were willing to assist in organizing the event.
There were also many detailed suggestions and we are sorting through these ideas now.
My sincere thanks to those who participated. This is extraordinarily useful in helping us decide what to do.
Any further suggestions as to how to interpret the results would also be extremely helpful. You can add a comment to this blog post.
I will announce here in due course what is decided.