Chunking (Step Up Step Down)
This tool helps a leader to ‘chunk’ and explore their motivations by stepping up and down from a proposed action.
Stepping up identifies the outcomes that would be achieved after each step so that the core purpose of the action becomes clearer.
Stepping down explores barriers or obstacles to the action and considers alternative options.
It is very easy to facilitate and is based on asking a series of standard questions and using a pre-printed template that is supplied in the downloadable document.