Generating options


When the group includes participants who hold different, even competing views of an “ideal” strategy, this practice encourages participants to engage the views of others. 


  • Determine whether group is ready to develop strategies to address the problem as defined.
  • Before inviting strategies, encourage participants to avoid evaluation of options suggested by others. Suggest separating idea generation from idea evaluation.
  • Invite participants to take turns identifying options.
  • Record options as they are identified.
  • Continue to encourage options until no more are suggested (or allotted time has expired).
  • If possible, combine like strategies to create a more manageable list.

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