Action Planning and Implementation

Groups often complain that whilst they enjoyed a workshop “it didn’t actually change anything”. This can be because there is insufficient time and effort allocated to the action planning and implementation stage of an event/workshop/meeting. It is the non-sexy bit and the time of hard graft and emotionally when people have to commit to action and take personal responsibility rather than group involvement.

The following tools and techniques can make action planning meaningful and productive. Five Questions gives a sensible scope to action planning and Force Field Analysis makes sure that factors which seem positive really are and that factors which are negative are examined in a clear headed way. The Fishbone whilst it can be used for problem solving (as long as the ‘headings’ are known is good fro action planning and implementation. Two more ‘funky techniques: Moving out from the Centre and ‘Twirly’ provide a more creative way of looking at action planning and implementation.


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Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa)

Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa)

The Ishikawa Diagram is a tool from Japanese manufacturing for plotting the causes of problems and planning solutions when the high level factors are...
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Five Questions – (see also Linking and Fishbone)

Five Questions – (see also Linking and Fishbone)

The group needs to develop an action plan or new methods and procedures for what is a well-known and current practice. The key to effective action...
£9.00

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Force Field Analysis

Force Field Analysis

This Model becomes essential when the group is about to embark on any action which potentially has ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’. There is the potential for...
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Moving out from the centre

Moving out from the centre

Sometimes we need to think creatively about how we can develop a service or a product. Using a modified Four Box Model this technique explores how...
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“Twirly”

“Twirly”

This divergent technique is designed to provide a level of creative thinking in devising an action plan. It looks at subsequent steps needed to make...
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