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How - How Diagram

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Additional info

Goal

To systematically generate ideas to deal with a problem or an opportunity

Attachments

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Materials

  • The forms (see file) need to be printed and large charts need to be created.

Instructions

Before

Setting: Markers, flipcharts, etc.

Types of participants: Any but those more comfortable with structure would like this better.

Time needed: 6 min.

Pre-Work Required: Create forms and charts from the attachment.

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: any

Facilitator personality fit: This particular exercise does not require a lot of experience leading workshops but depending on what is done next there may be more expertise needed.


During

Context
1. We are going to use a method called the How-How Diagram to generate ideas.

2. State what the focus issue is that is being worked on.

Steps

1. Divide the group into teams of 4 or 5 people.

2. Pass out the forms.

3. We want to use this form to generate ideas. Ask participants to put the name of the issue or opportunity at the top of the form.

4. The way the form works is the name goes at the top and you answer the question,

a. ?How can we do this??

b. List the two best ways.

c. Put those in the form.

5. Go to the next level and ask the same question. In this way fill in the big form. Use the individual forms for notes.

6. Are there any questions?

7. When the teams are finished ask them to report.


Conclusion

Go to the next step of selecting or clustering these ideas.



Notes

Prepare ahead of time Flipcharts with the form on it and print enough forms (81/2 x 11 or A4) for every person and a couple extra for each team.

After

Follow-Up Required: Process the ideas

Usual or Expected Outcomes: lists of ideas in a form.

Background

Derived from: unknown

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  • Kind of like the 5 why's -- should get to some concrete actions by the time it gets to the bottom level

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    about 2 years ago