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9 Whys of Liberating Structures

Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work.

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Liberating Structures, Ongoing engagement

9 Whys of Liberating Structures

Michael Weinraub

Michael Weinraub

Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work.

ACTIVITY PURPOSE

“Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work” (from here http://www.liberatingstructures.com/3-nine-whys/).

USEFUL FOR

Encouraging listening and open interviewing while encouraging the speaker to dig deeper into their motivations simply by being asked why multiple times.

PREPARATION

None.

INSTRUCTIONS

Full description here: http://www.liberatingstructures.com/3-nine-whys/

The video demo just shows the pairs activity, going one way.

DURATION

5 minutes each in pairs – so 10 minutes for a first round.

You can then go in fours, where each person shares the experience of their partner in the previous round.

ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES

Do you have any ideas / suggestions for adaptations? Get in touch.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Breakout rooms to do this in pairs or small groups.

USEFUL RESOURCES

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  • Educator prep: None
  • Student prep: None
  • Synchronous , Asynchronous
  • On-screen annotation, Breakout rooms
  • Duration: < 5 mins

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9 Whys of Liberating Structures
Educator prep: None
Student prep: None
Synchronous or Asynchronous
Video conferencing, Breakout rooms
Duration: < 5 mins

Activity purpose

“Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work” (from here http://www.liberatingstructures.com/3-nine-whys/).

Useful for

Encouraging listening and open interviewing while encouraging the speaker to dig deeper into their motivations simply by being asked why multiple times.

Preparation

None.

Instructions

Full description here: http://www.liberatingstructures.com/3-nine-whys/

The video demo just shows the pairs activity, going one way.

Duration

5 minutes each in pairs - so 10 minutes for a first round.

You can then go in fours, where each person shares the experience of their partner in the previous round.

Adaptations and examples

Do you have any ideas / suggestions for adaptations? Get in touch.

Technical requirements

Breakout rooms to do this in pairs or small groups.

Useful resources

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Liberating Structures, Ongoing engagement

9 Whys of Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures, Ongoing engagement

9 Whys of Liberating Structures