Chapter 16. The Design Charette

THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT IN THE FIVE MILESTONE process where a diverse group needs to think both analytically and creatively is at the strategic grouping phase. It is at this phase that the framework for the future organization is set. Once these structural choices are made, subsequent design choices are narrowed and alternative paths are closed. Therefore, at this stage the leader should want to ensure that he or she is considering the widest range of options before committing to a preferred direction. This is the time to encourage divergent and inventive thinking. A radical option may have elements that can be incorporated into a more pragmatic solution, or may represent a possible long-term future state.

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