You can reveal the actions, however small, that everyone can do immediately. At a minimum, these will create momentum, and that may make a BIG difference.
15% Solutions show that there is no reason to wait around, feel powerless, or fearful. They help people pick it up a level. They get individuals and the group to focus on what is within their discretion instead of what they cannot change.
The main goal is to: Discover & Focus on What Each Person Has the Freedom and Resources to Do Now
With a very simple question, you can flip the conversation to what can be done and find solutions to big problems that are often distributed widely in places not known in advance. Shifting a few grains of sand may trigger a landslide and change the whole landscape.
Where you can use this approach?
- For any problem-solving or planning activity in which you want individuals to take initiative
- For any challenge that requires many people to change for success to emerge
- For generating small “chunks” of success that can be combined into a simple prototype that is easy and cheap to test (low-fidelity prototype)