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- Will this exercise be helpful in the future for other sessions?
- What did you learn?
- What will we be able to use from this exercise?
- What ideas were generated, and which ones were most interesting?
Another approach also might help avoid the limits imposed by problem labels.
- Suggest that groups restate their challenges in a humorous way. For instance, they
might restate the employee motivation problem as “how to light a fire under their
tails?” or “how to squeeze blood out of a stone?”
- Have them use these perspectives to stimulate ideas. For instance, the concept of
lighting a fire might suggest an employee camping trip or a weekend retreat to
discuss ways to improve productivity.
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