What is ORID?
ORID is an acronym describing the 4 stages of questions that facilitators can use to focus a conversation towards a useful result. ORID stands for:
- Objective: questions about facts, about what is.
- Reflective: questions about how people react to and feel about the facts.
- Interpretive: questions to figure our what it means, and the implications.
- Decisional: questions to figure out what to do and what happens next.
ORID is a foundation of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Technology of Participation (ToP) method. In the book The Art of Focused Conversation includes 100 meeting designs that use this four-stage process, each bookended by an opening and a closing.