Conditions are broken down into elements which are similarly analyzed and categorized into discrete actions and benchmarks.
These Conditional Elements are promoted and shared as feasible opportunities which contribute directly to the resolution and outcome of a mutually desired accomplishment.
Each Structured Solution is built around nodes which gather and organize conditions and elements and provides methods to visualize connections and dependencies. It tracks and manages progress toward goals in real-time and facilitates collaboration among parties who may not otherwise have access or influence over one another.
CONDITIONAL ELEMENTS are the building blocks of the framework. They represent anything that could possibly contribute to the fulfillment of a goal: resources, policies, legislation, people, organizations, and so forth. Conditions may vary widely in scope and complexity. Each element has its own set of conditions which must be met before is counted towards the resolution of a goal.
CONDITIONS can be satisfied by reaching simple benchmarks, such as a reaching a fundraising goal, the passage or revocation of a law or regulation, or completing a certain task or set of tasks. Further speculation and refinement may also be required to determine the scope and necessary elements to fulfill a condition. Conditional elements can be added as fixed or proposed.
Fixed elements are already known or have a clear pathway to resolution.
Proposed elements have aspects which are currently unknown, hypothetical, or missing. Both types of elements are aggressively shared and promoted to invite collaborative input and feedback.
ACTIONS are created by users within each Conditional Element and serve as tasks or milestones on individual pathways toward completion. Actions can also be used to define dependencies between Conditional Elements (i.e., if Action X happens then Action Y will happen).
This allows users to create their own critical pathways through the network based on what they believe will most effectively achieve their desired outcome(s).
Users can add new elements at any time and edit existing ones with ease using a simple drag-and-drop functionality within each elements’ card view. Users can also share these cards with others via email or social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook.
If two parties have different views on a situation. The likelihood of agreement or resolution is far from guaranteed.
Structured Speculation helps bring such parties together through the idea of double-blind participation.
Participants are encouraged to read each other’s goals and solicit speculative scenarios, thereby building on these shared visions so the exploration becomes a conversation.
By participating in this kind of speculative exercise, teams of individuals (who may never have previously considered working together,) bring diverse viewpoints and priorities which are seamlessly integrated into an empowering collaborative road map.