Reviewing the consequences of an identified problem
To review the consequences of solving or not solving a problem from the perspectives of best, worse and most probable.
Time needed: 6 - 12 minutes
Pre-Work Required: The problem should be clearly defined.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): No specific skills required
1. List the consequences of solving and not solving a problem in six columns:
2. What is the best consequence of solving / not solving this problem?
3. The worst consequence of solving / not solving this problem?
4. Most probable of solving / not solving this problem?
5. Discuss the differences between the columns.
Follow-Up Required: Move on to a problem definition or a problem solving process depending on the result of the session.
Derived from: Doyle, Michael and Straus, David: How to Make Meetings Work, Berkley Books, 1976, 1993, p. 220