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ScriptsMap: a tool for designing strategy workshops

Ackermann, Fran and Andersen, David and Eden, Colin and Richardson, G.P. (2010) ScriptsMap: a tool for designing strategy workshops. Omega, 329 (4). pp. 427-434. ISSN 0305-0483

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development and structure of a framework - ScriptsMap - intended to facilitate the design of mixed method policy-making workshops. The ScriptsMap framework aims to provide a means of articulating and combining activities (which a script specifies) from two or more methods so that a facilitator or group facilitation team can construct, with the framework's aid, a thoughtful and careful design for a workshop. To provide an example of the framework, the combination of system dynamics group model building and group problem structuring incorporating causal mapping with the use of a Group Support System is used. The paper will illustrate ScriptsMap's structure through an example of the use of the framework in practice.