Discovery and Action Dialogue (DAD)
Discovery and Action Dialogue (DAD) is a method that enables participants to autonomously find new approaches to performing their work routines. This method offers participants access to a new thinking process and equips them with practical problem-solving skills to open up to positive change. Participants work in groups to explore a shared chronic problem or challenge encountered in their daily work and jointly create potential solutions by following a conversational structure under the facilitator’s guidance.
Use this method to:
- Generate ownership among people doing the work, avoiding someone else’s best practices and strategies.
- Discover tacit and latent behaviors that are positively divergent.
- Generate changes that are sustained because they are developed by the people doing the work.
- Solve local problems locally and globally and transmit momentum across units.
- Use as an ethnographic data collection tool within a multi-site research project.
- Research and find actions to build professional competencies.
- Use in a one-on-one conversation about how to approach a challenge.
- Duration: 1 - 2 hours
- Difficulty Level: Complex
- Group Size: < 20
- Level of interaction: High
- Multilanguage fit: no
- Preparation Time: Medium
- Purpose: Information exchange,Knowledge construction
- Type of Online Events: Workshop,Hackaton,Webinar