The three primary social innovations are:
Choice-creating … this is the heartfelt quality of thinking where people face difficult issues, think together creatively and collaboratively, and achieve unanimous, breakthrough solutions. It’s similar to “decision-making” in that we come up with group answers, but it’s different in that it’s not voting and it’s not consensus. (See the chart comparing decision-making, consensus, and choice-creating.)
Dynamic Facilitation … here is a way to reliably evoke the spirit of choice-creating in groups, where they achieve win/win perspectives on difficult, ill-defined issues. (See the chart comparing Dynamic Facilitation with traditional facilitation.)
The Wisdom Council … here is a way to evoke the spirit of choice-creating throughout a large system of people, like an organization, city or nation. The Wisdom Council uses small groups of randomly selected people, plus Dynamic Facilitation to create a voice of the public interest and to facilitate the new conversation. Through experience we’ve discovered different forms of Wisdom Council including:
The Creative Insight Council is a special form of the Wisdom Council that leaders in government can use to achieve breakthrough progress on impossible-seeming public issues.
The Wisdom Council Process is a structural change that creates an ongoing voice of “We the People.”