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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 34

The jelly baby tree

What the tool is

The Jelly Baby Tree is a public domain cartoon image of a number of ‘jelly babies’ in different positions and poses in a tree. It can be used in a variety of contexts, including conflict management, career advice and decisions about career prospects, organisational design and change. The power of the tool lies in both its simplicity and its ability to draw people away from emotive arguments to a rational discussion about a problem.

When to use it

The Jelly Baby Tree has multiple uses, limited only by your imagination! They include:

  • resolving a dispute between two colleagues.
  • helping to plan an individual’s career progression.
  • helping to plan organisational career paths.
  • organisational design. ...

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