When facilitating a workshop, many times you need to ask people to follow an order. In a presential workshop, you can ask people to form a circle and then follow a clockwise order.

Another option, when people are sitting or standing in a line, is to ask then to follow the order, from left to right.

For remote meetings and workshops, it’s even more important to be very clear about the order you will follow. You already have the extra challenges of being remote. Don’t waste time trying to decide the order to follow.

Below are two simple solutions for remote settings

1. Organize the names around a clock image.

Many visual collaboration tools have open canvases. Add a clock image in a section, then ask people to write their names around the clock.

The result, you have an easy and clear way to instruct people to follow an order.

For example: “Starting at 12 o’clock… Justin, you go first, then Sergi and we keep on going clockwise.

2. Organize the names in a column

Many task organisation tools have a simple way to add a cards to a column. Ask everyone to add their name to a card on the given column.

The result, you have an easy and clear way to instruct people to follow an order.

For example: “Starting at the top… Paulo, you go first, then Filipe and we keep on going from the top to the bottom. After João, it’s Paulo turn again.