Give-and-Take Table

Type of record:
  • Reflection tool
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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The more complex an innovation project (or organisational structure) is, the more an overview of the various links between the people involved is lacking. These can be tangible relationships, such as who is doing what to whom, or the motivations between the individual actors.

The give-and-take table quickly illustrates these links. Here further, not so obvious connections come to light. Conditions that are taken for granted but not clear are dissolved and made visible.
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
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