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< previous page page_125 next page > Page 125 time orientation (short-/long- term perspective); etc. In choosing the criteria to be used, the aim should be to maximise similarity of perspective within groups (to get coherent group activity) and to maximise different perspectives between groups. Each group's perspective should be clearly challenged by at least one other group. 6.4.3 Assumption Surfacing Each group should develop a preferred strategy/solution. The aim of the assumption surfacing stage is then to help each group uncover and
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analyse the key assumptions upon which its preferred strategy/solution rests. Three techniques assume particular importance in assisting this process. The first, stakeholder analysis , asks each group to identify the key individuals, parties or groups on which the success or failure of their preferred strategy would depend were it adopted. These are the people who have a "stake" in the strategy. The process can be
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Unformatted text preview: helped by asking questions like: &quot;Who is affected by the strategy?&quot; &quot;Who has an interest in it?&quot; &quot;Who can affect its adoption, execution or implementation?&quot; &quot;Who cares about it?&quot; Thus the list of relevant stakeholders drawn up when this technique was being used in an evaluation exercise with a Council for Voluntary Service included: funding agencies; local authorities; local politicians; existing voluntary organisations; people in need; other local people; trade unions; various statutory agencies; Council for Voluntary Service staff; volunteers ; The Executive Committee of the Council for Voluntary Service. The main criterion used for constructing this list was which groups would be affected by the success or failure of the Council for Voluntary Service. Using the list to ask questions about how each of these groups would see success for the Council, it was possible to build up an &lt; previous page page_125 next page &gt;...
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