Tug of War

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Force Field Analysis
Level of process: 
Application
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
Combining the worst and the best factors to find a solution
Used as component of: 
Force Field Analysis
Recognizable Components: 
1. State the problem 2. Describe the best case scenario 3. Describe the worst case scenario 4. List the consitions for each scenario * for each case, what are some of the things that help / hinder that outcome 5. Not the "Tug-of-War" * try and look at the opposing forces that can help / hinder, and see which can be modified.
Types of Participants: 
groups, businesses, nonprofits, muncipialities, merging companies.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Not the best, but the most suitable ones, since this method uses the worst and the best to find a way out of business dilemmas
Potential Pitfalls: 
Disagreements between two parties.
How is success evaluated: 
By developing a plan with this method providing the main and basic information
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
One has to be the guide. Also two chair persons from the management can take this role.(in cases of merging companies)
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
in cases of merging companies the annual reports, mission statement and further company background information is needed.
Resources Needed: 
to define the worst and the best case scenario research is needed.
Pre-Work Required: 
Yes, in forms of research on past scenarios and the outcomes of such.
Procedures: 

1. State the problem
2. Describe the best case scenario
3. Describe the worst case scenario
4. List the consitions for each scenario
* for each case, what are some of the things that help / hinder that outcome
5. Not the "Tug-of-War"
* try and look at the opposing forces that can help / hinder, and see which can be modified.

Background
Developer: 
Michael Michalko
Selected publications: 
0898154081
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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