IAF Methods

Quick-Check-Why

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Quick way to narrow down a decision

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Goal

To develop a consensus about a issue or plan.

Attachments

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Materials

  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Flipchart or Whiteboard

Instructions

Before

Pre-Work Required: The alternatives need to have been developed before this step.


During

1. Make all options visible, perhaps by writing on a flipchart or whiteboard.

2. Go round and ask each person to state their preferred choice at this point in time.

3. No reasons or discussion.

4. Mark the choices.

5. Then do a second round asking each person to explain their choice.

6. Only questions of clarification are allowed.

7. Repeat both rounds until a consensus is reached.

Background

Howick, Drew, Daily, Stewart, and Sprik, Abby: The Compleat Facilitator, Howick Associates, 2002, pp 62-63

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  • This method can help people get beyond gut level decisions to understanding others' perspectives while narrowing down alternatives.

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