Convergence

Silence

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Tool 51

Aim of the tool: 
To change the group dynamics in order to obtain a better quality of listening and decision making.

When to use it?
In the Convergence stage, when decisions need to be made about what could work, and to refine what has been created. Also useful in earlier stages.  

Comparing proposals

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Tool 45

Aim of the tool
To analyse an issue by looking at it from different stakeholders’ perspectives in order to support decision-making. 

When to use it?
The convergence stage: when different perspectives on the MSPs issue are voiced and need to be compared.

A Change of Scene

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Tool 50

Aim of the tool
To foster reflection, productivity and the collaborative capacity of a diverse group.  

When to use it?
Convergence stage, when decisions need to be made about which ideas could work, but is also suitable in other stages. This tool is especially useful at times when the positive group energy and input diminishes. 

Socratic Dialogue

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Tool 49

Aim of the tool
Help a group gain a better understanding of something. 

When to use it?
The convergence stage, when the focus is on creating a shared understanding.

Ritual Dissent

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Tool 47

Aim of the tool
To test and enhance proposals, stories or ideas by subjecting them to challenges or positive alternatives.   

When to use it?
The Convergence stage of an MSP, when ideas and proposals of a group need to be tested and refined.

Citizen Jury

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Tool 46

Aim of the tool
Involve the public in a wider decision making process. 

When to use it?
The convergence stage, when decisions need to be made about which ideas could work. They can also be used when co-creation with certain stakeholders is difficult.

Prototyping

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Tool 43

Aim of the tool
Quickly and cheaply make ideas tangible so they can be tested and evaluated by others. 

When to use it?
The convergence stage, when decisions need to be made about which ideas could work.