Make friends.

Use the Matters Most Drill when you want to consider who might be most important to your success—and to whom your success might matter most.

We like using Matters Most because it helps us to quickly focus our efforts on a handful of constituents versus trying to solve for everyone at once. 

And the wisdom of the crowd in the room keeps us honest.



Outcomes

Highest potential beneficiaries and partners identified.

Materials
Sharpies
Post-its
Blue tape
Dots 



Instructions

Step 1
Introduce the Matters Most Drill. 

Step 2
Have the group list all the constituents who might matter to their success on Post-its, placing them on the Matters Most Poster. The more specific the group is, the better.

Step 3
Have the group list all the constituents to whom their success might matter on Post-its, placing them on the Matters Most Poster.

Step 4
Give three dots to each Wrong Thinker. Have them place dots on the three constituents they feel matter most above all others.

Tips
Sometimes we assign teams individual Matters Most Constituents to find, engage with, observe, and personify in subsequent drills.

Other times we allow teams to select individuals who best match their emerging solutions.

When to use the Drill

How to introduce the Drill

Tips for facilitating the Drill