Activity: Balancing Decisions
Adapted from:
http://www.schooltransformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Decisional_Balance.pdf and Motivate Healthy Habits: Stepping Stones to Lasting Change (2004), Richard Botelho

Purpose: When it appears that teams are ambivalent or resistant to exploring change, this activity may help them in balancing their decisions.

Process:
Post a wall with the four questions from the Balance tool listed above.
You might want to use Primarywall (__http://primarywall.com__)
or Padlet ( http://padlet.com/ )
or Lino (__http://en.linoit.com/__)

Or create a Google Doc like the template above.

Then in an asynchronous discussion or synchronous meeting:
Explore thoughts and feelings about Staying The Same or Trying Something New.
To explore thoughts, they may want to answer the question, “On a scale of 0-10, how valid are the reasons we came up with?”
To explore feelings, answer the question, “On a scale of 0-10, how good do we feel about the reasons I came up with?”
Finally, looking at the reasons and scores in each column, answer the question, “On a scale of 0-10, how much do we want to Stay The Same (Resistance Score) or Try Something New (Motivation Score)?”
Thinking Score =
Feeling Score =
Resistance Score =

Thinking Score =
Feeling Score =
Motivation Score =

This activity may be useful with team members individually who are reluctant to move ahead with change.