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Thinking in Experiments: Use If/Then (Maybe) To Try New Things

Our customers design “experiments” in nearly every meeting we facilitate at Filament: simple, easy, fast, and cheap things that might help their organization learn something, try something, or build something.*

Experiments are smaller than “pilots” and certainly not as large as “projects” or “initiatives.” They’re just big enough to provide a modicum of proof and direction that might help a team decide what to do next.

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Explore Your Challenges Before Solving Them: Using "How Might We ..." to Ask Better Questions

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Innovation doesn’t begin with finding better answers, it begins with building better questions.  This exercise is where we sharpen the axe, by helping teams come up with a great “How Might We …” question before they begin to develop experiments to solve it.

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