This method evaluates an idea or possible solution using three different criteria.
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.
- First, an idea or possible solution is described.
- The facilitator asks the group to list as many advantages as possible for using this idea.
- When all advantages have been listed the group then lists as many limitations as they can.
- Then the group lists the unique qualities of the solution.
- The facilitator guides a discussion where the lists of advantages, limitations and qualities are compared and the group decides if the solution is appropriate.
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