Be mindful, aware of the context and applying the power of now!

DACIP is an abbreviation identifying essential “problem-solving-strategic-steps” that are effective in the majority of instances when implementing the ADKAR-change model or being confronted with a variety of obstacles and challenges…

  1. D = Define the obstacle. Einstein is often quoted as having said that when he had one hour to save the world, he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate a very important aspect… Before jumping right into solving any thing, we should take a step back and invest both our time and efforts to better our understandingThus, to figure out the composition of the obstacle in terms of the problems, issues and wicked challenges involved. of the challenge we are confronted with.
  2. A = Alternatives and possibilities. When making any any decision, consider at all possible options. Ask yourself… “Are there any other ways I can solve this problem? Ways that I haven't thought of yet?”. Obtaining additional/other views, ideas, opinions, guidance, advice and assistance at this stage, is strongly advised.
  3. C = Consequences, both the productive (i.e. possible gains) and unproductive (i.e. possible losses) consequences should be taken into account, before finalizing options. Once you have narrowed down choices and/or options to those that seems the best, most feasible and effective, weigh and compare the pro's and con's of each opportunity under consideration.
  4. I = Information, data, understanding and knowledge. Search and collect information about the context of each option/opportunity that are under serious consideration.
  5. P = Plans and strategies. Make detailed plans for taking ACTion, finalize your mission statement accordingly and create contingency action plans, should one of the unproductive consequences - that has been identified under “C - consequences above” - actually surface. Thus, accommodate LAB-factors as best as possible.

DACIP is a key 5-step preparation process that goes hand-in-hand with critical questioning, thinking and accompanied by a results mentality, might or might not promote pro-activity.

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  • Last modified: 12 September, 2018 @ 6:00pm
  • by Jan Viljoen