IAF Methods

Advantages, limitations and unique qualities

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This method evaluates an idea or possible solution using three different criteria.

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Goal

To evaluate an idea.

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Materials

    Instructions

    Before

    Facilitator personality fit: The facilitator will have to know what to problem is about from the inside to be able to think with the possibilities and disadvantages etc.


    During

    1. First, an idea or possible solution is described.
    2. The facilitator asks the group to list as many advantages as possible for using this idea.
    3. When all advantages have been listed the group then lists as many limitations as they can.
    4. Then the group lists the unique qualities of the solution.
    5. The facilitator guides a discussion where the lists of advantages, limitations and qualities are compared and the group decides if the solution is appropriate.

    Background

    Source: Merel Krediet

    Derived from: G. Isaksen, K.B. Dorval and D.J. Treffinger; Creative Approaches to Problem Solving: A Framework for Innovation and Change, SAGE Publications, Jan 12, 2010


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    • This is a great way to get different perspectives on an idea or solution. The discussion at the end could benefit from a structured discussion prepared in advance.

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