C&S - Consequences and Sequels

Type of record:
  • Opening technique
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
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C&S means consequences and sequels. This method describes de Bono as a means of looking at the consequences of an approach/idea in specific temporal effects. In the original the method is called c&s (consequences and sequel) and in German-speaking countries it is sometimes called ZUF (Zuk├╝nftige Folgen) -Technik.

Here an idea or a question is put to the test in its immediate, short-term (one to five years), medium-term (five to 20 years) and long-term (longer than 20 years) sequence. This helps to deal with the consequences of a particular approach.

The method is particularly helpful when several similar ideas have been developed and a decision is required as to which option is the best or most suitable for further development or implementation.
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • P1 Understanding (identify innovation fields - problem solving)
  • P2 Analysis (problems - challenges - environment - people - products)
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