Facilitation

Facilitating Team Development - Getting you to the result sooner

If we had a pound for every time a team went off track after a team building activity, we'd be rich people! It's nature's way that we tend to get caught up in the throws of a conversation. Especially when it is emotive, or we feel strongly about a particular aspect. This can lead to poor management of time and bloated debates.

A trained, experienced facilitator will help you stay focused by closing conversations when "enough" has been said. They'll move things on when other issues need to be discussed and they'll make sure all voices have their opportunity to contribute.

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Meeting Facilitation - use the time you have allowed wisely

Most research now shows that people generally feel that meetings are often irrelevent to them for 70% of the time and are poorly managed.

Effective facilitation can help reduce longwinded debates, prioritise content discussions, ensure full engagement from participants and drive towards actions and relevance.

A facilitator is removed from the emotive elements of your business and topics and can therefore act impartially to reduce conflict and time wasting.

Meeting Facilitation

Making your 121 conversations more effective

There is nothing worse than going into a performance review or 121 with someone, when you know it is likely to be negative, littered with conflict and defensive. From this point it is easy for things to quickly become an argumentative and blame throwing exercise.

Facilitation of 121s can be used to great effect to reduce the emotional charge and keep both parties focused on facts and results. Because we are impartial, we have no axe to grind and no side to take.

Conference Facilitators

Facilitation Thoughts

Facilitation vs Coaching

Facilitation vs Coaching

A facilitator will help to control the structure of a meeting, seek to involve all parties and ensure focused discussion. They are not givers of advice and will often take little part in any discussion.

A coach will look to understand a situation more deeply to prompt questions. The process will move through questions to a point of action and ownership. They will draw from greater experience in either the industry or situation specialism. Their goal is to grow individual's capability.

Using a Facilitator

Is facilitation the right choice?

In deciding whether facilitation is the right approach for your team or situation, consider the following.

If you need to address some issues with your team but want full inclusion and don't want to be seen as the boss telling people, then facilitation would support this situation. If you have concerns about yours, or your teams ability to remain on topic and manage time effectively during a meeting, then facilitation is the right choice.

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