There are many reasons people get together in groups to tackle challenges, from simple process mapping, to design, to creating strategy.
The problem is these sessions are often lead by people who ought to be participating. They are not necessarily objective or equipped to navigate group dynamics, particularly when things become difficult.
The use of a skilled Independent Facilitator leads to a much better result.
- An Independent Facilitator is external, objective, and unbiased.
- A wide range of facilitation tools and techniques can be deliberately used to meet the objective.
- Participants feel less inhibited and participate more fully.
- The process of arriving at a satisfactory outcome is accelerated, with better overall buy-in to the result.
Good facilitation entails:
- Getting the right people in a room, who already hold the information and insights that will solve the problem
- A well-run process that will tap in to their knowledge whilst removing the emotional baggage associated with individual or contested ideas
- A conducive space in which to work