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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 62

The trial

What the tool is

This is a courtroom-style activity in which participants present arguments for and against the solution to a problem, call witnesses and, finally, the group assesses the evidence and votes in favour of or against the solution.

When to use it

  • When you need a variety of views on a critical or complex organisational issue. The preparation for this technique can be time-consuming and it is a non-trivial method of examining an important issue in depth before reaching one or more decisions on how to proceed.

What you will need

  • A disinterested person to act as judge.

How to use it

  1. All interested parties ...

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