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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 61

It’s in the news

What the tool is

By imagining themselves as teams of investigative journalists, small teams focus on fact finding to gather as much information as possible to resolve complex business problems.

When to use it

  • To resolve complex problems involving many stakeholders.

What you will need

  • Paper and pens.
  • Time (the method is conducted in two parts, with a time gap between them).

How to use it

  1. A large group of people from a mixed range of grades is broken into smaller groups.
  2. Each small group imagines itself to be a team of investigative journalists.
  3. Small groups write their business problem as though it were ...

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