What is a Video Action Team (VAT)?

It is a small group of 4-8 people who come together on a weekly basis to discuss the Construction Accelerator® videos they are watching and to share their learning. The intent is to clarify the ideas, pick out the most relevant ones for their work, and put what we learn into Action. Today.

What is a Video Action Team (VAT)?

It is a small group of 4-8 people who come together on a weekly basis to discuss the Construction Accelerator® videos they are watching and to share their learning. The intent is to clarify the ideas, pick out the most relevant ones for their work, and put what we learn into Action. Today.

How to use these guides

Ownership of a Course or purchase of a Pass or Subscription gives us access to the videos. This Guide groups videos in a “small batch” way that allows us to watch about 15 minutes of video before each week’s meeting, then, in the meeting, discuss them for 45 minutes, developing our Action Plans. Meetings can be in person or virtual using Zoom, Teams, etc.


The opening round robin is a general query to the group to get the conversation going and bring out the thoughts that are top of mind. There are a selection of discussion questions that follow, but don’t feel like we need to go through all of them! Use them to branch out from the round robin discussion or lead the group to explore other ideas in the videos.


The overall goal of the discussions is to give the group good answers to the second Action Round Robin: “What action can you personally take immediately…”

How to use these guides

Ownership of a Course or purchase of a Pass or Subscription gives us access to the videos. This Guide groups videos in a “small batch” way that allows us to watch about 15 minutes of video before each week’s meeting, then, in the meeting, discuss them for 45 minutes, developing our Action Plans. Meetings can be in person or virtual using Zoom, Teams, etc.


The opening round robin is a general query to the group to get the conversation going and bring out the thoughts that are top of mind. There are a selection of discussion questions that follow, but don’t feel like we need to go through all of them! Use them to branch out from the round robin discussion or lead the group to explore other ideas in the videos.


The overall goal of the discussions is to give the group good answers to the second Action Round Robin: “What action can you personally take immediately…”

Tips

  • Switch it up! Swap who leads the discussion each time we meet. A big part of Lean practices involves leading a group through thoughtful discussion to fruitful action. Get some practice here!

  • Stick to a regular schedule! If we intend to meet once a week and that keeps not happening, then consider shifting to every other week if that helps. Avoid continually shifting or cancelling meetings because things get “busy”. Consistency is key for morale and for motivation!

  • Follow your interests! While this VAT Guide charts a logical path to learning each topic, if your interest – or the demands of your work – take us to a different set of videos, we can let our needs “pull” us in the right direction. Just assure you come back where you let off.

Tips

  • Switch it up! Swap who leads the discussion each time we meet. A big part of Lean practices involves leading a group through thoughtful discussion to fruitful action. Get some practice here!

  • Stick to a regular schedule! If we intend to meet once a week and that keeps not happening, then consider shifting to every other week if that helps. Avoid continually shifting or cancelling meetings because things get “busy”. Consistency is key for morale and for motivation!

  • Follow your interests! While this VAT Guide charts a logical path to learning each topic, if your interest – or the demands of your work – take us to a different set of videos, we can let our needs “pull” us in the right direction. Just assure you come back where you let off.