Ladder of Inference Worksheet

Ladder of Inference Worksheet

The Ladder of Inference describes the thinking process that we go through, usually unconsciously, to get from a fact to a decision or action. The thinking stages can be seen as rungs on a ladder. The Ladder of Inference tool will help you and your team to:
  • Understand that the way events and issues are viewed can impact your decisions and actions in the present and the future.
  • Expand your field of vision around the possibilities of the future so that you make better maps and decisions in the present.
  • Become more adaptive, resilient and transformational, adopting the cycle of “learn – unlearn – relearn” as a critical part of your culture.



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