When evaluating the on-going work of a partnership encourage people to explore what has been positive about its work, what the minuses have been and what has been interesting. Most of us are used to thinking in a binary way, looking only for the positives and minuses in a situation and then making decisions about how to maximise the one and minimise the other. The PMI technique (developed by Edward de Bono) encourages people to think about the day-to-day activities of a partnership in an additional way. What aspects are interesting or unique about a partnership’s activities and results? What can we learn from these and how can we make use of them?
From Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success
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