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Overview: Tackling a conflict from three perspectives.
Goal: Learn a new method to find creative solutions.
The topic of the discussion is up to the team since choosing one is also part of the creative process. The topic should allow for at least three different points of view.
Example: It may be a simple, everyday topic (e.g. which means of transportation is the best) or a more complex topic regarding your organization. It can also be a fun or invented topic (e.g. you need new curtains for your office room(s), which do you buy).
This exercise is not about winning an argument. Instead, your arguments can be as imaginative as you like, but should still be reasonable.
If the volunteers don’t know what to say, they can get help from the other team members currently not sitting in one of the chairs.
Example: The dreamer raves about silk fabrics, which are expensive but very noble. The critic points out that new curtains are beyond the budget and therefore out of the question. The realist points out that the curtains could be bought if another project is postponed.