To generate divergent ideas by the facilitator suggesting areas to think about the topic of the workshop
- Flip charts for each group and markers
Setting: The participants are working in small groups in the same room. There is a flip chart for each group.
Number of participants: 26-50
Types of participants: any
Time needed: 3 - 6 min.
Ideal conditions: working in small groups in the same room
Pre-Work Required: The focus question needs to be thought through. The facilitator needs to think through what concepts will be used to stimulate the thinking of the groups.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Standard
Facilitator personality fit: any
1. State the focus question.
2. Individuals begin brainstorming ideas about the focused question.
3. After approximately 10 minutes the facilitator suggests that the participants think about a different dimension of the question. For example the might say something like "What about the technical aspects of the question?" "What about the financials?" What about the human aspects of the problem?" etc.
Follow-Up Required: Process the ideas
Usual or Expected Outcomes: list of divergent ideas
How success is evaluated: lists of divergent ideas
Derived from: unknown
History of Development: unknown