Thinkx

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Productive Thinking Model
Level of process: 
Application
Method
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
creative problem solving
Used as component of: 
brainstorming and lateral thinking
Types of Participants: 
The model is used in groups, businesses, nonprofits as well as by individuals
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Very detailed, the end is usually a resolution.
Level of participation: 
High, since each of the six steps requires the opinion of each group member
How is success evaluated: 
By the endproduct, the resolution
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
usually two chair persons lead the rest of the group
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Specialized skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Big boards to collect and display information.
Resources Needed: 
No, since most of the time this model is used to bring something out of the nothing up.
Pre-Work Required: 
Only the introduction to the steps
Procedures: 

* 2.1 Step 1: "What's Going On?
* 2.2 Step 2: "What's Success?"
* 2.3 Step 3: "What's the Question?"
* 2.4 Step 4: "Generate Answers"
* 2.5 Step 5: "Forge the Solution"
* 2.6 Step 6: "Align Resources"

How flexible is the process?: 
Since, each step relys on the previous, this model is not flexible.
Background
Developer: 
Tim Hurson
Selected publications: 
0071494936
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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