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Reframing Problems

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Goal

To restate the problem to better understand it from different perspectives.

Attachments

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Materials

  • flipchart paper
  • markers
  • etc.

Instructions

Before

Number of participants: 26-50

Time needed: 6 - 12 minutes

Pre-Work Required: State the problem as clearly as possible. Prepare a flipchart by drawing a line down the middle of the sheet. At the top of the left column write "Presenting Problem" and at the top of the right column write "Reframe""

During

1. Brainstorm elements of the problem under one column: "Presenting Problem". 


2. Then in a second column, "Reframe", state each element in at least one different way, using different language or from a different perspective.

3. Discuss what insights the reframing allows into dealing with the problem.


Background

Derived from: Doyle, Michael and Straus, David: How to Make Meetings Work, Berkley Books, 1976, 1993, pp. 222-225   and Kaner, Sam with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Fisk and Duane Berger: Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, New Society Press, 1996, p. 196

Alternative names: Problem Reframing

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  • Simple, but can lead to useful insight

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    about 3 years ago