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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 50

Story circles

What the tool is

Many collaborative techniques involve opinion, judgement and subjective viewpoints. Whilst they draw on the experience of the participants, they do not necessarily invite participants to share their experience directly. Story circles use participants’ real-life stories to add flesh to the bones of an idea.

When to use it

  • To elicit the experiences of a group of people who have already done something in an area in which you are just becoming involved.
  • To test the viability of an idea before implementing it.
  • To understand better how to implement a particular change at work.

What you will need

  • A presenter or small group of presenters with something to learn.
  • A group of (maximum eight) people with practical ...

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