Connection

Human Spectrogram

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Tool 2

Aim of the tool: 
To discover similarities and differences within a group and get a spectrum of comments on an issue

When to use it?
Especially at the connection stage. It can be used to surface similarities and differences in a group, or as an icebreaker exercise or energizer. It helps stakeholders to get to know each other.

Ground Rules

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Tool 9

Aim of the tool
To help create a safe and productive atmosphere for group work. 

When to use it?
Connection stage, when the focus lies on becoming a group that can collaborate.

Rich Picture

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Tool 3

Aim of the tool
To help participants understand the complexity of an entire situation

When to use it?
At the connection stage, when you want stakeholders to explore the issue at stake. It can also be used to review a situation with an established MSP. 

Questionnaires and Surveys

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Tool 7

Aim of the tool
Collect, analyse and interpret information on characteristics, opinions or beliefs of people concerning the central problem or issue of the MSP.  

When to use it?
In various phases of an MSP or to explore/validate the need for an MSP.

Stakeholder identification

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Tool 5

Aim of the tool
To help make an ‘initial sweep’ of stakeholders and their characteristics, and to identify roles of stakeholders.

When to use it?
This tool can be used when initiating an MSP, but also to review a situation with an established MSP. Roles of stakeholders may change over time, requiring an update of previous stakeholder analysis.

Semi-structured interviews

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Tool 4

Aim of the tool
To explore an issue involving different stakeholders and to enhance stakeholders engagement.

When to use it?
The tool can be used in practically all stages of projects, MSP’s or research if further in-depth exploration of an issue is required. 

Introductions

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Tool 1

Aim of the tool
To create mutual recognition amongst all the people present, and to establish a sense of group identity.

When to use it?
At the start of an MSP meeting, especially in the early stages of an MSP when stakeholder are not yet familiar with each other.

Problem Definition Worksheet

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Tool 8

Aim of the tool
Analyse the problem you are working on.

When to use it?
Connection stage, when the focus lies on defining the issue at stake.

Appreciative Story Telling

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Tool 6

Aim of the tool
To 
document good practice in an organization and to increase positive sharing, coherence and pride among stakeholders. 

When to use it?
Connection phase, but also in later phases of an MSP.

Human Spectogram

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Tool 2

Aim of the tool
To discover similarities and differences within a group and to get a spectrum of comments on an issue.

When to use it?
Especially at the connection stage. It can be used to make issues open and discussable, and provide insight in the complexity of a situation. Also useful as an icebreaker exercise or energizer. It helps stakeholders to get to know each other.