I wanted to start a thread about using storytelling as a communication form.
It's a form I'm not very good at I'll admit. I tend to lose my audience too quickly by not being clear and concise in a simple manner.
Because I'm not very good at it, I have worked at creating tools that can help collaborations co-create stories more effectively, efficiently and especially harmoniously.
Have you ever noticed how stories in our minds are so much clearer than they are once you first share it with another person. Then that simple story gets much more complicated. Ask that person to help make the story better and then even more problems emerge. Ask a group to work together on co-creating the story and all hell breaks loose. Quickly disagreement takes over the initial agreement and excitement.
Adding more minds to the co-creation process and the obstacles start growing exponentially with each additional add. This is why group work tends to be most effective in small number groups. It's why committees get formed and why big project work is separated into segments. The negative is that big disconnects quickly emerge between groups and the project as a whole.
Muxive helps everyone better understand who they are as groupps, but it does not directly help make group decisions in of itself. Group decision making is very problematic because it requires so much discussion. Usually someone hogs the floor time and ill feelings quickly result.
So how can a story (project) with details be co-created where everyone has equal opportunity to impact the direction and those very critically important details the end product will have? How can a story co-creation tool keep everyone happy but still move work toward its required end point?
This is an issue I've also spent a lot of time developing solutions for. I have a proposed solution tool. I do not have a great name for it right now though. My working title is "atreement stories." It's a combination of "agreement" and "tree." The tool creates a tree branch structuring set of possibility paths for finding agreement.
It's again a tool with a very simple frontend UI/UX and a quite complex set of processes and rules. (I will not get into details at this time.)
I just want you to be aware the project exists and that it is designed to allow each participant to be happy in adding to the story while learning what story ideas are most popular with the story followers and co-creators.
Happy to reveal more. Just ask questions if you are interested.