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Keys of Solution

Type of tool: 
Activity
Duration: 
60-90 min
Topics addressed: 
Coaching
Communication

The tool consists of a map, keys and cards. It is possible to be used in a problem solving or solution seeking situation. By using the map, picking cards and picking keys it is much easier and better to find many solutions to a problem, dilemma.

Aim: 

The purpose of the tool is to help people start finding their solutions for problems, in a creative way, with help of keys and cards.

Methodology: 

Individual application:
You use the map to perform the steps one after the other: describe the situation, pick keys that represent solutions, pick cards and answer questions, finally come up with many solutions.

Group application:
The group describes the situation together, once they reach consensus each member of the group picks keys, picks cards, answers questions, and then they evaluate possible solutions together.

Step by step process: 

Step 1:
Describing the problem.

Step 2:
Picking keys that represent solutions.

Step 3:
Picking cards:
- pictures
- words
- actions
- emotions
- questions

Step 4:
Combining information into solutions, with the help of the map.

Step 5:
Evaluate solution options.

Materials and resources: 

Suggested music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E1bNmyPWww

Tools:
Keys
Cards
Maps
Paper
Pens
(all part of the tool)

Outcomes: 

Based on my experience the tool helps people become more creative, look at situations from different angles, find more solutions and make more decisions.

Evaluation: 

The tool works well if people can work individually and as a group as well.
It doesn't work very well with a large group.

Notes for further use: 

The tool / part of it can be applied as an ice breaker or an evaluation tool as well.

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