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The Pocket Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington

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049 KJ Technique

A silent sort method to help teams work through a problem space and prioritize focus

• The KJ Technique is a consensus-building exercise that helps teams externalize a complicated range of ideas and information.

• It focuses the team on one question and sets everyone to work on the same task at the same time.

• Everyone in the group writes as many problems, data, insights, or opinions as they can think of, in silence.

• Sticky notes are posted simultaneously, opening up the opportunity for a holistic assessment of the problem space rather than competing opinions.

• By providing a framework where everyone silently works together, decisions are made democratically, with little or no opportunities for coercion.

• Working efficiently, ...

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