This activity encourages solution generation by looking at the problem from a different prospective. By changing the way we describe a problem we can come up with ideas to fix it. This exercise works best with a group of delegates who normally work together or belong to the same organisation.
Delegates to change the words used in describing their problems to come up with solutions.
Explaining the Test: 5 minutes.
Activity: 5 min suggestion + 5 min discussion = 10 minutes
Group Feedback: 5 minutes.
What do you think of the formulation of the problem? Does it sound better? Does it appear to be easier to solve? Was this activity helpful in generating new solutions? Would you use this technique in the future? What was the most interesting and practical solution suggested during this exercise?
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