Generate alternate options 2
Which type of strategy would most likely generate a solution to this problem?
The Jones' would like to build a new house. They have accumulated the materials and have the land. They also have the experience and capabilities needed. However they lack time to get the job done.
- In this case the best approach is fractionalisation. Since time is restricted, breaking the house building project down into smaller, manageable chunks will be a good strategy
Two friends are lost in the woods and have no navigation tools and no knowledge of the terrain. They are only certain that one direction will take them further into a mountainous terrain and the way out is near an open plain. They need to find out more information about where they are and which direction to proceed.
- In this case the best approach is proximity. If the friends proceed in one direction for a short distance they can note the changes in the terrain and either continue on that path or choose another that takes them closer to their goal.
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