This PET challenges paradigms and is very useful in describing complex concepts. An analogous way to help people express complex issues in a non-threatening manner. Note: This can also be used to develop Visions, Goals, or anything that is complicated to express.
- To express complex issues in a non-threatening manner.
- To enable people to describe complex concepts.
Do the following:
Break the group into small groups of 4 people each.
- Explain the rules:
- Each small group has 20 minutes to create the headline they would like to see on the front cover of “X” (the periodical you selected in preparation) 20 years from now.
- Write the lead paragraph behind the headline.
- Write these on flip chart paper – give them markers.
Watch what they are doing – they may have questions – ensure that they are clear.
After 20 minutes, reconvene the small groups. Ask each small group to read out their headline. Capture key ideas and key words used, ensuring that they key are the ones that they want you to capture.
Once done, see if one of the headlines stands out to the group. If so, start with that and incorporate the key ideas and words from the others. If not, start fresh until the group likes a headline.Note: Capture, in bullet points, the key ideas and key words that explain it. Do not worry about word-smithing the headline.
- “What patterns or ideas do you see in the headlines?”
- “What are the headlines telling you?”
- “How will you use this in the rest of the meeting?”