Affinity Diagram

What is the Affinity Diagram?

A tool used to help determine or select an area of focus for the team. The affinity diagram can also be used in future steps where you will be organizing your data.

How can the Affinity Diagram be used with teams?

An affinity diagram helps groups to identify problems and solve them, create action plans, and make well thought out decisions.

How can you implement the knowledge gained by using the Affinity Diagram with your teams?
Teamwork requires team members to make decisions and implement a plan of action that clearly represents the thoughts and best ideas of the team. Teams must rely on specific tools to reach consensus, make decisions and prioritize actions in a quick and efficient manner. The Affinity Diagram is one such tool that provides teams with a structured, step by step process for identifying and working with team issues.