Have you ever heard '50% of a solution is properly defining the problem'? Well this series of conflict clouds(cc) does just that. In this instance its been written specifially to help explain and solve why people don't listen and what to do about it. Great novelty gift for a partners to give another as a subtle reminder
How it works
The CC involves a two step process. Firstly a simple representation of the conflict is represented in the blue boxes and start with D and D'. However a conflict doesn't exist without a common purpose so that is shown in A. However it is also necessary to connect A with D and D' by explaining the needs (B , C) that support the two points of view (pov). The links between all blue boxes need to be logically based
Step 2 involves exposing the underlying beliefs or assumptions that cause each pov. When these assumptions are exposed it is always the case that there are one or more assumptions that are suspiciously biased or illogical and when found and analysed, lead to a solution (found on the back of the shirt).