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  1. Hi, I’m a French psychologist. I work with business leaders or managers helping them for a better spirit in their company. There is also a very useful exercise when a team is working on a difficult project, in French we call it : “the minute of the worst”. For 5 minutes we invite team members writing or orally expressing the worst nightmare scenario that could happen ... The effects are very rewarding for the group and they feel released from negative thoughts. (Sorry for my medium english). Thank you for your article!

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  2. I didn’t know those techniques, thank you. I’ll try them in my company.

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  3. Some excellent stuff in here, as usual for an ALA article.

    In client services, as an outsider coming in, I tend to play the designated dissenter role quite frequently.  I don’t think enough web professionals actually do this enough and just simply execute on whatever the client thinks is best. It’s not easy to challenge the status quo but it needs to be done.

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  4. I am wondering what you thinking while writing this post. You express all the real life into programming language. :D

    Well Thanks for the tips and tricks. Well I like the concept of STRESS ROLEPLAYS. You explain it very well.

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  5. I think the empathy mapping route for design is exciting, and gets stakeholders and users involved at an early stage of the project.

    Thanks for sharing your insight - some solid tools and practices for ‘making websites better’!

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  6. “Working in teams is a powerful force multiplier, enabling a group to accomplish things each individual could never have managed alone.”

    This phrase is very true. No man can truly succeed when isolated from others. Great post always!

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  7. I agree with the previous speaker. I really emphasise on team work in my company. Good article!

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  8. I like the method of ‘Yes, and’ from Improvisational comedy as well. It forces you to always roll with the punches.. saying yes to everything that comes and adding a twist to build on it.

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  9. hope it will be helpful for too many people that are searching for this tpye of content.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Great post and nice info.

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  11. Well, I have to say that is very difficult when you target some clients and must focus on them instead of the product. They are many companies that start doing something great like design but not useful to people

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  12. Thanks for excellent article!
    I will try it for my next projects!

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