- SWOT Analysis : Enables people to gain an overview of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within a situation.
- Hopes & Concerns : Provides an opportunity to voice the emotional cues that pertain to the risks and opportunities in a situation.
- Card Sort : Enables people to highlight and sequence ideas, concerns, strategies, issues that relate to the problem or the solution.
- 6 Thinking Hats : Provides a structured way for a group of people to articulate all of the factors pertaining to a situation.
- Cause and Effect Fishbone (Ishikawa) : Enables people to rigorously explore the contributing factors and causes of a problem.
- Kipling List : Provide a 6 point checklist which is useful for rigorous planning of action, or reviewing where such action went wrong.
- Affinity Diagram : A suprisingly effective means for engaging a group of people in grouping a large set of ideas or perspectives.
- Creativity Tools : A set of tools which push people outside of establish thinking patterns to take new perspectives on a situation.
- Matrix Diagram : A useful tool for understanding and planning the relationships between two things: e.g. objectives & actions.
- Clothesline : A tool for building consensus and insight around setting a target or aspiration for what is to be achieved.
- Impact/Ease Grid : A simple means for helping to prioritise a set of alternative actions/solutions based on likely effort & outcomes.
- Force-Field Analysis : A tool for exploring people’s motivations both for current behaviour, and for adopting new behaviours.
- Planning Chart : A tool for laying out all of the actions that need to take place, and for scheduling a timetable around them.
- WWW/AFI (Meeting) Review : A tool for reviewing the effectiveness of one meeting with the intention of improving others.
- Brainstorming : A tool for generating a large volume of ideas or perspectives quickly. Can be structured to improve quality.
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