The ORID Group Reflection Process

ORID is a multi-stage method for processing a group’s feedback and reflections on their experiences.

ORID was originally an acronym for:

Objective – the facts – what the group knows about the issue/experience

Reflective – emotional response – what the group felt about the issue/experience

Interpretive – meaning and learning – what have the group members earned about the issue/experience, what do these learnings means?

Decisional – response or evaluation – what is the decision, evaluation or future action.

Source: Brian Stanfield R, (2008) The Art of Focused Conversation. 100 ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace. Canadian Institute for Cultural Affairs.