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What contributes?

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This is a questioning technique that enables a group to look at an issue in a more profound way.
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Additional info

Goal

This is a questioning technique to get to root causes or underlying dysfunctional dynamics in a system

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Materials

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Instructions

Before

Pre-Work Required: think through series of questions

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: trust

Facilitator personality fit: willing to push artfully

During

Ask a serious of questions starting with the words "What contributes to that happening?" If you can develop different forms of this same question it goes better, but it is really about trying to get someone to evaluate an issue down to the root cause. And it takes practice and art to bring about a good outcome.

After

Usual or Expected Outcomes: a deep understanding the contributing factors of an issue

Potential pitfalls: Individuals can become irritated if this is not done carefully and with some art.

How success is evaluated: An understanding of the root cause of a problem

Background

Source: Mitch Owen Mitch_Owen@ncsu.edu

Derived from: unknown

History of Development: unknown

Alternative names: Root cause questions

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