As we’ve seen, multiple perspectives enable tribes to generate varied and robust ideas. When it comes to tribal vision, idea generation gives a tribe the initial “stuff for the conversation.” Idea generation is important because it becomes part of a tribe’s raw materials. However, idea generation alone is not enough to lead a tribe to insight. We need to add another dynamic to idea generation.

I call this next action idea weaving. Idea weaving occurs when pieces of perspectives are retrieved from the conversation and layered together in order to make a more robust collective idea. It’s the collective idea, this superidea, that provides a tribe with the possibility of alchemy. The alchemy of ideas leads to the alchemy of action.

From, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. Dave Fleming. c. 2016.


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