Type of record:
  • Micro method
  • Activation method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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The method is ideally used when there are difficulties in teamwork or unresolved conflicts arise in the team. This is particularly often the case when multidisciplinary teams work together for the first time in design thinking projects.

The method uses the model of the six team phases according to Bruce W. Tuckman and facilitates the discussion of different perceptions of team cooperation.

According to Tuckman, a team goes through different phases of collaboration in which motivation and productivity are different. These six phases are: Warming (orientation, transparency), storming (demarcation), performing (performance), informing (networking, visibility), ending (assessment, appreciation).

With the team thermometer it is possible to visualize and discuss the mood in the different phases.
  • Effective for all innovation types
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