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Tool 59

Convince me

What the tool is

This is a debating technique in which participants show their agreement or opposition by moving physically towards or away from each other. Because participants are told which viewpoint to adopt, they cannot simply argue vehemently in favour of their own ideas. This forces them immediately to see a question from a different perspective, which may free up their thinking, if not to agree with the other side then at least to understand it and make some concessions to it.

When to use it

  • When there are opposing forces in an organisation and simple discussion or debate has not yielded a solution.

What you will need

  • A large workspace/meeting room, with tables removed.

How to use it

  1. Two teams are asked ...

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