Add comments to topics

Add comments to topics

Anyone in the session can now add written comments to the topic that is being discussed.

Use comments to capture ‘aha’ moments during the discussion, post links to resources on the web or to record an important point.

Read and respond to other people’s comments as they are posted

The comments are recorded in the Session Summary .pdf, to be circulated after the meeting.

To add a comment, just start typing in the box under the topic being discussed

The latest comments are shown at the bottom of the scrolling list.

Note: Comments can only be added to topics in the discussing column.
To add comments to a ‘Discussed’ topic, you will need to move it back to the Discussing column.
Comments can not be edited or deleted.

You can paste in text or links to webpages

Links will open in separate tab.

Click on the arrow to see the comments, after the topic has been discussed

Comments are shareable and permanently recorded in the Session Summary .pdf

Many of you asked for this feature and we look forward to your feedback.

Quick links to conference calls

Quick links to conference calls

It is now easier for attendees to go straight to the audio conference for a Lean Coffee session,  straight from the board. This will save you having to send to links to everyone.  Just send them the board link and they can join the audio meeting from there.

 Step 1 – Facilitator clicks button to enter the conference details

Step 2 – Paste in the URL to the conference session e.g. Zoom, Skype or Google Meeting

 

Step 3 – Attendees can join the conference call directly from the board

 

Lean Coffee Table for guests – two clicks and you’re in

Lean Coffee Table for guests – two clicks and you’re in

You can now invite people directly to a Lean Coffee session as a guest.

All they need to do is:
– Go to the URL
– Enter their name
– Join the meeting as a full participant.

There is no need for the person to register or provide their email address.

This is good for spontaneous sessions, one-off meetings or larger gatherings.

How to get the shareable guest URL

If you are the facilitator, just click on ‘Copy URL’ and send to invitees or include it in a meeting invite.

You will see the screen above when you create a new board or by clicking on this ‘gear’ icon on an existing board.

 

 

 

You can now remove votes from  topic cards

You can now remove votes from topic cards

Finally!

Many of you asked for the ability to remove votes from a topic, and we have finally delivered!

In addition to being able to remove votes from a topic, we’ve made the ability to add and remove votes a lot easier with buttons below the topic card. You can also clearly see which topics you have voted on with the Remove Vote button only being enabled once you have voted on a topic. Larger circles represent your vote, while smaller circles on the topic represent the votes of others.

We’d love to know what you think. Enjoy!

Remove a vote

Fresh brews

Fresh brews

New Features

We have recently added these features to Lean Coffee Table:

Save a Session Summary

Add/Export Actions

Multiple Facilitators

 

Which new features do you want to see?

Save a session summary

  • You can now save a permanent record of your Lean Coffee Session in .pdf format
  • At the end of the session the facilitator can write a brief overview before pushing the ‘Create Session’ button.
  • The Session summary includes
    • A list of all the topics that were suggested, the person who suggested them and the votes received
    • Which topics were discussed
    • Actions recorded against each topic
    • The people who attended the session

 This video summarises the new Save Session functionality

 

 

Add and Export Actions

  • Enables the facilitator to add action to the topic in the discussing column.
  • More than one action can be added to the topic.  Actions can be reviewed and deleted.
  • At the end of the session the facilitator can export the actions as a .csv file, to be opened in Excel

This video shows the new Actions functionality

Multiple Facilitators

  • Each board can have more than one facilitator.
  • Each facilitator needs to have been previously named within your ‘Coffee Club’ when you upgraded your subscription to ‘Espresso’ or above.