IAF Methods

Appreciating Implications

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This method looks at the implications of a situation or the consequences of an action.

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Additional info

Goal

To explore the implications or consequences of a situation from all perspectives in order to make a better decision. 

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Materials

    Instructions

    Before

    Setting: A regular meeting setting, flip chart, markers, etc.

    Number of participants: 1-10

    Types of participants: Any

    Time needed: 15 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the problem and the number of people.

    Pre-Work Required: None

    Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): Facilitation skills required

    During

    Starting with a fact, ask the question 'So what?' i.e. what are the implications of that fact? These can be captured on a white board or flipchart. Keep on asking that question until you have drawn all possible inferences.

    After

    Follow-Up Required: Using the understanding of implications to determine further actions.

    Usual or Expected Outcomes: a deeper understanding of the issue.

    Potential pitfalls: People want to avoid the issue or assume that everyone knows the facts.

    Background

    Source: unknown

    Recognizable components: This is a simple but powerful tool. Appreciation is a very simple but powerful technique for extracting the maximum amount of information from a simple fact.


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    • Very simple, but adds depth to a discussion. The Consensus Workshop method could be used to develop consensus on the implications.

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