Communities often design strategies using conventional approaches
. For example, supports are provided by professionals at designated office locations and times, opportunities to promote health are offered to residents one at a time, or resources are either expensive or hard to access.
Disruptive questions can help you break out of this conceptual box
by flipping taken for granted assumptions to explore more innovative and powerful ways to design strategies (Brown & Wyatt, 2010).
Example Disruptive Questions
How could you make this strategy more powerful by disrupting:
- How the strategy works?
- Who carries it out – and what roles they play?
- Where it happens?
- When it happens?