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"Who has the positional power to implement our conclusions?"

When closing a session, focus participants on asking about the types of power required to support the achievement of outcomes. "Positional power is based on the authority, rights, and privileges of a particular office or job as legitimized by a specific organization or influential sponsor." (Process Design, Making it Work, p 60. This question begins the process of identifying who needs to be 'on-board' to get results.

See Making Questions Work, Chapter 8, Questions for Closing a Session", p 226. See also Process Design, Making it Work Chapter 4, "The Power Factor in Process Design", p 59.

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