Appreciation

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Identification
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Intent or purpose: 
This method looks at the implications of a situation or the consequences of an action.
Recognizable Components: 
This is a simple but prowerful tool to Appreciation is a very simple but powerful technique for extracting the maximum amount of information from a simple fact.
Types of Participants: 
Any
Recommended size of group: 
1-10
Optimal amount of time needed: 
15 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the problem and the number of people.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
a deeper understanding of the issue.
Level of participation: 
Potentially high
Potential Pitfalls: 
People want to avoid the issue or assume that everyone knows the facts.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Setting and Materials: 
A regular meeting setting, flip chart, markers, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
None
Procedures: 

Starting with a fact, ask the question 'So what?' i.e. what are the implications of that fact? These can be captured on a white board or flipchart. Keep on asking that question until you have drawn all possible inferences.

How flexible is the process?: 
some what
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
Developer: 
unknown
References: 
This was found at MindTools http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_01.htm
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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