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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 63

Tortoise and hare

What the tool is

In a world of sound bites and quick wins, sometimes it is useful to step back and consider the effects of a slower approach to resolving a problem. In Tortoise and hare, more immediate, rapid solutions are contrasted with slower, longer-term approaches. The aim is to develop a range of solutions that work in the short, medium and longer term to give depth to a solution.

When to use it

  • For planning – whether strategic or operational.
  • For organisational design.

What you will need

  • Two flipcharts and marker pens.

How to use it

  1. Divide a group into two teams. One team is the hares, the other the tortoises. Each team works independently of the other to discuss solutions to the same business problem. ...

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