The Power of Three – What Are My Three (or More) Options?
Bob Galen Ken Pugh

Individuals and teams often jump to conclusions too quickly. Often there are good reasons for it—real- or imagined-time constraints, limited confidence or experience, a single experienced voice dominating the group, or it’s the first thing that came to mind and seems to be the right way to go. But these narrow, quick determinations may often lead to suboptimal decisions. Jerry Weinberg said, in his Rule of Three that “If you can’t come up with at least three solutions to a problem, you don’t understand the problem well enough”. This idea of discovering minimally three options, solutions, choices for doing something can be generalized to many different contexts. Having three alternatives can help you focus on the tradeoffs in each approach that digs deeper into the contexts. It may also reveal a fourth that is better than the first three. In this workshop, you’ll collaborate with other attendees who have different perspectives to experience the power of three in different scenarios. Consider it an immersed master class in context and options thinking and exploration. And hopefully, you’ll see why taking a little extra time is always prudent. You’re also welcome to contribute your own situations for which you ‘d like to discover a third (or even a second or fourth) alternative.

Date & Time
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Name
Presidential AB
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Energizing People and Teams Sponsored by AgilityHealth
Decision Making |