Gap Analysis

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Identification
Level of process: 
Application
Method
Intent or purpose: 
To have participants determine the differences between the present situation and a desired future state.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
Flipcharts, markers, etc.
Procedures: 

1. Identify the future state, <br>
2. then the present state and post on the wall. <br>
3. Brainstorm the ?gaps? and <br>
4. post between the ?present? and the ?future?. <br>
5. Have small groups problem-solve how to deal with the gaps. <br>
6. Share in large group. <br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
the plan needs to be operationalized
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools". See downloads sections. This version was developed by Ingrid Bens
Selected publications: 
0787977292
References: 
Bens, I. (2000). Facilitating with Ease!, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. p. 157
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
Creative Human Relations Solutions Fayetteville United States
Optimancy Auckland New Zealand
The Monarch Park Group Toronto Canada
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