Active Pre-plays

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Active Pre-plays (or rehearsals) are a natural development of action replays. They simply focus on future possibilities rather than on past events. Acting out alternative courses of action is more committing than talk, but is less committing than the real thing. 1. pre-plays create quick and convenient opportunities for second attempts (compared to real second attempts). There may also be fewer distractions from key issues. 2. pre-plays create opportunities for experimenting with alternatives 3. individuals can swap roles with each other, leading towards criticism becoming more constructive...
Recognizable Components: 
This is part of the Active Reviewing suite of methods.
Recommended size of group: 
1-10
11-25
Remarks about group size: 
2-25
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Not set
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When a group should try out a new way of working together or a new process. The following can be used.

1. For each new work or other process that is being suggesteed set aside a group to act out the process. One subgroup takes the roles (people, objects, places, etc.) and re-enact what the work or process would look like.

2. The rest of the team members observe and make suggestions when the enactment is completed.

3. Lead a discussion about the new way of working or process. Note where changes need to be made.

4. Repeat for each of the processes being considered.

How flexible is the process?: 
This can be used in a number of ways.
Background
Developer: 
Roger Greenway
Derived from: 
An earlier version of this article appeared in Bulletin, Group Relations Training Association, (1983). This version was revised in 1996 as a handout for reviewing skills training. It includes references to material that now appears in 'Playback: A Guide to Reviewing Activities' (1993), published by the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in association with Endeavour Scotland, and written by Roger Greenaway.
References: 
Greenaway, R. (1993). Active reviewing. Retrieved March 2, 2008, from http://reviewing.co.uk/actrev.htm
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