Six ways to solve the problem

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HOW IT WORKS

By using a river that crosses your path as a metaphor, you are obliged to find a solution to reach your goal on the other side of the river. There are six options that will guide you.

 

WHEN TO USE?

This creativity technique is entirely focused on problem solving. Metaphorically speaking, you get six options: you can swim, bridge, block, bypass, sail or fish the river. Use it when you're stuck in a certain process. The river symbolises the obstacle that blocks you and with at least one of the options, you will find your way to overcome the obstacle.

 

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFO?

You can find a full description of the technique in the book on pages 156 to 162.

 

WHAT DO I NEED?

6 to 18 participants recommended

60 to 120 minutes of time

Post-its and pens

The River poster, downloadable here

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