Sounds to me like a great example of a Future Perfect activity.
And at the same time, there is scope for so much more. Only a tiny fraction of the world’s coaches, managers, change-makers and leaders have experience of SF, and there is much to do to build the skilled practitioner base that could make an impact on making positive difference in societies that greatly need it.
Our subtitle for the first edition was ‘The SIMPLE way to positive change’, a bold claim for a radical new approach in the world of organisations. For the second edition, five years later, the subtitle was ‘Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE’, reflecting a greater emphasis on coaching.
While the second edition was packed with new case studies, we changed virtually nothing in our description of the principles of Solutions Focus. They rightly stayed SIMPLE:
Solutions not problems
Inbetween – the action is in the interaction
Make use of what’s there
Possibilities – past, present and future
Language – simply said
Every case is different
Of course, there are many ways in which one could convey the ideas and practices of SF. These six still provide a really handy and accessible framework for those keen to learn about what’s distinctive and valuable about the approach. With these principles, along with the six Solutions Tools – the conversation-based devices which anyone can pick up and use straight away, its stories and case studies, the book remains the flagship intended by the authors and publisher.
Oh, and it’s now available on Kindle!