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The Five Ws activity is a rational method of questioning that makes it possible to gather information needed to respond to an issue. Participants can then develop a summary as a group.
Suggestions and variations
Add the ‘How much/how many’ dimensions to add a numerical dimension to the questioning:
- How much/many? Resources, profits, losses, quantities, etc.
- You can insert it after the How question
If you want to focus more on causality, we recommend looking at the 5 Whys activity.
If you have a lot of participants (more than 10), you can create sub-groups and assign each of them to a Board. A representative can present the summary to the others.
- You can also set up an ideation session so that each sub-group can dig into a question.