Are you a leader looking for ways to sharpen your skills?
If so, card sorting may be just the tool you need. This simple exercise can help you gain insight into how teams and individuals think, enabling you to better manage them and lead them towards success.
Let’s take a closer look at why card sorting is such an invaluable tool for leaders.
Card sorting is a process that involves taking groups of related items (i.e., cards) and arranging them into categories that make sense. The process begins by writing down each item on its own card or piece of paper, then grouping them together based on shared characteristics or topics.
This helps to create structure out of what may otherwise seem like chaos.
Once the categories are established, they can be named according to their content or purpose. For example, if you were card sorting a website, the categories might be “Products”, “Services” and “About Us”; if you were card sorting employee training materials, the categories might be “Sales Training”, “Product Knowledge” and “Customer Service”.
It’s easy to feel stuck or have an obstacle and not be sure how to begin to overcome it. I can lead your team through workshops for discovery, ideation, problem-solving, and solution testing.