The Trialogue questionnaire and workshop were developed in Norway between 1995-1997 by psychologist Bjørn Z. Ekelund and his company, Human Factors AS. To date, the tool has been translated into 19 languages and is being implemented in both very large and small organizations worldwide. Click here to read the story about the Trialogue's development.
NOTE: We use an alternative trademark, Diversity Icebreaker®, in parallel with Trialogue®. The product is the same. Most of the research and presentations has been done with the Diversity Icebreaker® trademark.
The Trialogue® builds upon a questionnaire that measure preferences for interaction, communication and problem-solving styles. After completing the 10-minute questionnaire, participants engage in a set of unique group processes to develop a shared understanding of how to make best use of the diversity of their group. The intervention is designed to create a non-judgmental atmosphere through personal sharing and humorous, interpersonal interactions. The online version may exceptionally be a convenient alternative.
The concept is easy to use for consultants and facilitators; easy to understand for participants; and scientifically validated. A typical Trialogue workshop lasts between one to one-and-one-half hours and is typically conducted for groups of anywhere from 9 to 200 participants. (Click here for more about applying the tool with larger groups). The formula is context-adaptable and opens possibilities to lead further development processes in various directions after the workshop.
Diversity Icebreaker® (branded as Trialogue® in UK and USA) is certified by DNV GL — a world-leading certification body — as a development tool used in workshops. The tool satisfies requirements of the Certification Council for Test Use in Norway in line with EFPA European standards. Read more
Why choose Trialogue/Diversity Icebreaker® instead of other HR test tools?
Trialogue is a multifunctional tool used in:
- Improved communication
- Team development
- Social interaction
- Appreciating differences
- Constructive group dynamics
- Building trust
- Conflict resolution
- Common understanding of concepts
- Appreciating diversity
- Collective reflection